Nelson Mandela in June 2010
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Nelson Mandela 'responding positively' to treatment

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "responding positively" to treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection, the presidency says.

A statement said the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader remained under treatment and observation.

Mr Mandela was admitted to hospital just before midnight, the office of President Jacob Zuma said earlier.

The BBC's Milton Nkosi reports.

  • 28 Mar 2013
  • From the section Africa