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Mandela in hospital


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Mandela in hospital

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized for “routine tests,” his foundation said today .
“Mr. Mandela is at Milpark Hospital undergoing routine tests,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement. “He is in no danger and is in good spirits.”
Mandela was flown to the Johannesburg hospital from Cape Town, where he was on vacation, said a source close to the Mandela family who is not authorized to speak to the media.
Activity at the hospital continued as usual Wednesday afternoon, the South African Press Association said.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa told the press association on Tuesday that Mandela is “frail.”
“I saw him last week,” Tutu said from Cape Town. “He was all right. I mean, he’s 92 … and he’s frail.”
Mandela rarely makes public appearances. His last appearance was at the closing ceremonies of the World Cup in South Africa over the summer. (CNN)

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