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Mandela "responding positively" to treatment

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 00:44

March 28 - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is ''responding positively'' to treatment for a recurring lung infection after being admitted to hospital overnight. Mana Rabiee reports.

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A health update the whole world was waiting for. Nelson Mandela's condition is said to be improving. The 94-year old former South African President was admitted to hospital overnight for a recurring lung infection. Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENCY SPOKESMAN MAC MAHARAJ SAYING: "Former President Nelson Mandela is responding positively to the treatment he's receiving for a recurring lung infection. For the present, he remains under treatment and observation in hospital." Mandela has been frail and in poor health for several years. The anti-apartheid leader has a history of lung problems, dating back to when he contracted tuberculosis as a political prisoner.

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Mandela "responding positively" to treatment

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 00:44