Friday, March 29, 2013

Nelson Mandela health: Second day in S Africa hospital

South African President Jacob Zuma: "We want Madiba (Mr Mandela) to be with us for a long time"
South Africa: Nelson Mandela is spending his second full day in hospital where he is said to be responding to treatment for a recurrent lung infection.
The 94-year-old, who spent 18 days in hospital in December, was admitted to hospital before midnight on Wednesday.
President Zuma told the BBC the former leader was doing "very well" so far and people "must not panic".
A spokesman for the South African president said on Friday that there was no official update on his condition.
Mac Maharaj had said on Thursday that the former president was "responding positively" to treatment.
US President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned with Nelson Mandela's health", adding that "we will be keeping him in our thoughts and prayers". Continue Reading...