Statement concerning the health of former President Nelson Mandela

25 February 2012

Photo of: President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma wishes to advise that former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital today, the 25 February 2012.

Madiba has had a long-standing abdominal complaint and doctors feel it needs proper specialist medical attention.

We wish him a speedy recovery and assure him of the love and good wishes of all South Africans and people throughout the world.

We request that all respect the privacy of Madiba and that of his family during this period.

Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203 or /

Issued by: The Presidency

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