UPDATE: Mandela’s condition deteriorates

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – World statesman Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to hospital with his spokesperson Mac Maharaj confirming that his condition is “serious”.

Mandela who has been in and out of a Pretoria hospital with a recurring lung infection was readmitted in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 94-year-old Nobel Laureate was being treated by a team of doctors at his Johannesburg home but his condition has deteriorated to the extent that he needs intensive care.

Maharaj said "doctors are doing everything possible to make him better and comfortable”.  

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has wished him a speedy recovery.

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said he hoped Mandela and his family would be afforded the necessary respect and privacy while he was in hospital.

Two months ago, Mandela was discharged from hospital after spending nine days receiving treatment for recurring lung problems.
-0- PANA CU/MA 8June2013

08 june 2013 09:35:47

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