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Mandela hospitalised this morning

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2013 | 12:36 PM

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital this morning and officials there have described his condition as serious but stable.



It is reported that the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner has been ill for several days, but was transferred to a hospital in Pretoria after his condition deteriorated overnight.



It is believed that his latest hospitalisation is due to a recurring lung infection.



A spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma says Mandela is able to breathe on his own and called this a positive sign.



He has recently suffered a series of health problems and this is his fifth visit to hospital in two years.



In April, Mandela was released from hospital after a 10-day stay caused by pneumonia.



He led the fight against apartheid and is regarded as the father of democratic South Africa.



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