Nelson Mandela Admitted To Hospital For ‘Routine Tests’

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JOHANNESBURG– Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized overnight for routine medical tests, reigniting fears over the health of the frail 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon.

Mandela was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday for what his foundation described as routine tests but Talk Radio 702 reported that Mandela had been seen by a specialist pulmonologist, who treats respiratory systems.

“He is a 92-year-old and will have ailments associated with his age and the fact that he stayed the night should not suggest the worst,” ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu said.

“We urge people not to make unfounded statements, let’s remain calm and not press panic buttons because there is no reason to do so.”

Read more at Reuters.com

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