The South Africa anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to a Pretoria hospital with a recurring lung infection, government announced Thursday.
Mandela, 94, has become increasingly frail in recent years and has
been hospitalized several times since last year, most recently earlier
this month when he underwent a medical test.
As calculated this is the third time in four months Mandela has been hospitalized
Tata as he is popularly known by his supporters was admitted to a hospital just before midnight
Wednesday due to the recurrence of his lung infection.
“Doctors are attending to him, ensuring that he has the best possible
expert medical treatment and comfort,” the statement said. It appealed
“for understanding and privacy in order to allow space to the doctors to
do their work.”
It did not identify the hospital. In December, Mandela spent three
weeks in a hospital in the South African capital of Pretoria, where he
was treated for a lung infection and had a procedure to remove