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Mandela being treated for lung infection

By Sowetan LIVE | Dec 11, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 23 ]

"Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment"

The Presidency said in a statement today that former president Nelson Mandela's doctors have concluded their tests, "and these have revealed a recurrence of a previous lung infection, for which Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment".

"President Zuma thanks the public for continuous support to former President Mandela and his family at this time."

Madiba, who has not made a public appearance since the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup, is known to have contracted tuberculosis during his years in prison.

He also had a respiratory infection in 2011.

Mandela, 94, was reported to have been admitted to One Military Hospital in Pretoria on Saturday.

On Sunday morning, President Zuma visited Mandela in hospital and found him "comfortable, and in good care", his spokesman Mac Maharaj said.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula reportedly also visited Mandela on Monday.According to the Associated Press, she said Mandela was "doing very, very well".

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I hope Dr Basson is on leave.

Dec 11, 2012 11:46 | 0 replies
Dec 11, 2012 1:3 | 0 replies

We must allow the old man go now, ladies and gentlemen. Does he really deserve to feel all this pain?

I know it is hard, but sometimes we must just let go and stop praying too hard.

He has done his job and we always be proud of him.

Dec 11, 2012 1:9 | 0 replies

He needs to drink lots and lots of water, I nearly died because of lung infection as well. I was told to drink water regularly.

Dec 11, 2012 1:10 | 0 replies

Tata wahina langa matilweni......katekisa kale ka mulwela tshuxekho xi kanwe na murhangeri wa tiko ra hina"Afrika Dzonga" ku a hola eka mavabya lama a ngaka wona,fambisela e kule miringu hi kwayo.Tatana Mandela Hola hi vito re hosi Yesu Amen!!!!@Bhila

Dec 11, 2012 1:13 | 0 replies

Graca Machel quote

“To see him ageing... it pains you. You understand and you know it has to happen... The spirit and the sparkle, you see that somehow it’s fading,” she said in an interview on Monday.

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This is what happens after I brazen zakho are long gone....

Dec 11, 2012 1:16 | 0 replies

wish you a speedy recovery tata

Dec 11, 2012 1:41 | 0 replies

Phile ngokukhawleza mntomkhulu..

Dec 11, 2012 1:52 | 0 replies

I haven't yet heared anything about Winnie visiting the old Man, Where is she?

Dec 11, 2012 2:12 | 0 replies

Prison could not kill him, Apartheid could not, Boeremag could not, Baloi could not, and now lung infection can not, Long Life Tata, We all love you. Get well Baba, 94 is just a number, you can beat 100 years. Yes you can do it.

Dec 11, 2012 2:21 | 0 replies

The name mandela says it all , hero, freedom fighter etc but at the age of 90's i think the old men's health is deteriorating

Dec 11, 2012 12:53 | 0 replies