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Nelson Mandela in good spirits: presidency

  • IANS, Johannesburg
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  • Updated: Mar 30, 2013 07:53 IST

Former president Nelson Mandela was in good spirits after recovering from lung infection at a Pretorial hospital, the South African presidency said on Friday.


"Mandela enjoyed a full breakfast this morning, and the doctor reported that he is making steady progress," Xinhua quoted a statement from the presidency as stating and adding that he "remains under the treatment and observation".  

The 94-year-old was admitted to hospital just before Wednesday midnight due to recurrence of his lung infection.      

Mandela has a history of lung problems after suffering from tuberculosis towards the end of his 27-year term for national liberation movement. He became the first democratically-elected president of South Africa in 1994 following the end of apartheid.

Early this month, Mandela was admitted to a Pretoria hospital for a scheduled check-up after the long standing abdominal complaint. He was discharged the following day.

 

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