Dec. 11 - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment in a military hospital for a recurring lung infection, the government said Tuesday. Lindsey Parietti reports.
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection.
The 94-year-old was hospitalised four days ago for tests, and is responding to treatment, according to the government.
The anti-apartheid leader's health in recent years has made front page news.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT, MOSES MASEMONA SAYING:
"I think all the people of South Africa, they like Mandela, and all of them they wish him to recover very fast in his health."
Mandela, a global symbol of resistance to racism and injustice, was flown from his home in the rural Eastern Cape province and admitted to the Pretoria Military Hospital on Saturday.
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