Update on former President Nelson Mandela from the Presidency

30 March 2013

Photo of: President Jacob Zuma
Former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital during the late hours of 27 March 2013 due to a recurrence of pneumonia. Doctors advise that due to the lung infection former President Mandela had developed a pleural effusion which was tapped. This has resulted in him now being able to breathe without difficulty. He continues to respond to treatment and is comfortable.

The Presidency wishes to acknowledge and thank all who have been praying for and sending messages of support to Madiba and his family.

Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203 or

Issued by: The Presidency

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