Former Souther African President Nelson Mandela Hospitalized with Stomach Ailment (Update: Released from Hospital)
The former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized with a stomach ailment. The 93 year old former leader who took on Apartheid and won has suffered from chronic abdominal complaints. According to reports, it was a planned admission, not an emergency even though Mandela has suffered from long-standing abdominal complaints.
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized with a stomach ailment, according to a government statement issued Saturday about the 93-year-old anti-apartheid icon.
Mandela “has had a long-standing abdominal complaint and doctors feel it needs proper specialist medical attention,” President Jacob Zuma said, asking that Mandela’s privacy be respected.
The statement did not say at which hospital Mandela was being treated.
Update on Mandela’s hospitalization that he had an , undisclosed “diagnostic procedure” and that he is not in any danger. Mandela is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday. One would presume that Mendela has either an endoscopy, colonoscopy or both.
In a follow-up statement later, Zuma added that Mandela had undergone a planned, undisclosed “diagnostic procedure.”
Mandela “is fine and fully conscious and the doctors are satisfied with his condition, which they say is consistent with his age,” Zuma said. “We are happy that he is not in any danger.”
Zuma said Mandela was expected to be discharged from the hospital Sunday or Monday.
UPDATE I: Mandela released from hospital.