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Mandela fights lung infection

Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2012 - 00:44

Dec. 11 - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment in a military hospital for a recurring lung infection, the government said Tuesday. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. The 94-year-old was hospitalised four days ago for tests, and is responding to treatment, according to the government. The anti-apartheid leader's health in recent years has made front page news. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT, MOSES MASEMONA SAYING: "I think all the people of South Africa, they like Mandela, and all of them they wish him to recover very fast in his health." Mandela, a global symbol of resistance to racism and injustice, was flown from his home in the rural Eastern Cape province and admitted to the Pretoria Military Hospital on Saturday.

Mandela fights lung infection

Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2012 - 00:44

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