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Mandela has lung infection but responding to treatment: Official

Published on Dec 11, 2012 5:29 PM
 
This file picture taken on Dec 7, 2005, shows former South African President and Nobel peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela speaking to the press. Ailing Nelson Mandela has a lung infection but is responding to treatment, South African government said on Tuesday, as the revered anti-apartheid icon spent his fourth day in hospital. -- PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Ailing Nelson Mandela has a lung infection but is responding to treatment, South African government said on Tuesday, as the revered anti-apartheid icon spent his fourth day in hospital.

"Doctors have concluded the tests, and these have revealed a recurrence of a previous lung infection, for which Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment," said a statement from President Jacob Zuma's office.