Ailing Mandela spends Christmas Eve in hospital
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Ailing icon Nelson Mandela spent Christmas Eve in hospital on Monday, sixteen days after he was admitted for a recurrent lung infection - his longest inpatient stay since he was released from prison in 1990.
Officials say the 94-year-old statesman, who also underwent a procedure to remove gallstones, is still recuperating.
There was no indication when he might be discharged.
"He remains in hospital, recovering," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj told AFP on Monday.