THUNDER BAY – International – Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital just before midnight, 27 March, due to the recurrence of his lung infection. Doctors are attending to him, ensuring that he has the best possible expert medical treatment and comfort.
President Zuma has wished Madiba a speedy recovery.
Nelson Mandela in hospital
“We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts. We have full confidence in the medical team and know that they will do everything possible to ensure recovery,” said President Zuma.
The President is appealing to citizens and the media, once again for understanding and privacy in order to allow space to the doctors to do their work.
Nelson Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His administration focused on dismantling apartheid’s legacy, and cutting racism, poverty and inequality. Politically a democratic socialist, he served as president of the African National Congress (ANC) political party from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.