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Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital

Last Updated: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 21:43

Johannesburg: Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital in Pretoria "to undergo tests".

Mandela will undergo routine medical check as he has always done so in the past, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

Mandela turned 94 on July 18, Xinhua reported.
Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years during the apartheid, was elected the country`s first black president in 1994.


First Published: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 21:43

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