Mandela has surgery to remove gallstones
15 December 2012, 18:33
Pretoria - The presidency says former president Nelson
Mandela has undergone successful surgery to remove gallstones.
The presidency said the 94-year-old Mandela underwent the
surgery on Saturday.
Mandela's doctors wanted to treat a recurrent lung infection
before putting him through the surgery.
The statement said: "The procedure was successful and
Madiba is recovering."
Mandela has been hospitalised since 8 December.
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