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Nelson Mandela remains in hospital

02 April 2013, 10:27

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela was still in hospital on Tuesday receiving treatment for his lung infection.

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said Monday's report on Mandela's progress still stood.

That update said: "Former president Mandela is still in hospital where he is receiving treatment for pneumonia."

He has also had visits from family and friends.

Maharaj told the public previously that Mandela had the water on his lungs drained, helping him breathe after his chest problems flared up again.

Mandela was admitted to an undisclosed hospital just before midnight on Wednesday.

In December last year the elder statesman spent 18 days in a Pretoria hospital for an operation to remove gallstones and for treatment for his lung infection.

Mandela has a long history of lung problems dating back to the time when he contracted tuberculosis while a political prisoner on Robben Island during apartheid.

Meanwhile, well-wishers have taken to leaving garden stones inscribed with inspirational and get well messages outside his home in Houghton, Johannesburg.

"Get well we love you" and "I wish you many more b-days to come" were among the messages left for Mandela.



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