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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