JOHANNESBURG: Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital because of a lung infection, the office of the President Jacob Zuma says.
The 94-year-old Mandela had a recurrence of the illness in the last few days, and he was transferred to a Pretoria hospital after his condition deteriorated at about 1:30 am on Saturday, a statement from President’s office says.
The statement says former president is in “serious but stable” condition and is receiving expert medical care.
The anti-apartheid leader became president in South Africa’s all-race elections in 1994. His health has been failing in recent years.