Former South African President Nelson Mandela, seen here in 2010, is reportedly doing better after gall bladder surgery.(Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko, AP)
(AP) - South Africa's presidency says Nelson Mandela was admitted to a hospital for a scheduled medical check-up.
Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement that 94-year-old Mandela went to a hospital in Pretoria, the capital, on Saturday afternoon.
Maharaj says doctors are conducting tests and have indicated so far that there is "no reason for any alarm."
Mandela, a leader of the fight against apartheid and a former president, was hospitalized for nearly three weeks in December before going home on Dec. 26. At that time, he was treated for a lung infection and had a surgical procedure to remove gallstones.