Mandela continues to respond to treatment: Presidency

Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) Ailing 94-year-old former South African president Nelson Mandela continues to respond to treatment. He remains critical but stable, the Presidency has said.

The statement came as Mandela spent his 34th day at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria after being rushed there with a serious recurring lung infection June 8, Xinhua reported.

President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela in hospital Thursday, wishing him a speedy recovery.

On July 18, Mandela will turn 95.

Mandela was hospitalised March 27 after doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia. He was also admitted in December for his recurring lung infection.

Mandela suffered from tuberculosis while in prison for 27 years before the apartheid ended in 1994.


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