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94-year-old Mandela admitted to hospital

2:12 PM, Mar 9, 2013   |    comments
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, seen here in 2010, is reportedly doing better after gall bladder surgery.(Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko, AP)
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(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.


Associated Press

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