Nelson Mandela "comfortable" after night in hospital for medical tests
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Mr Nelson Mandela is "comfortable", the South African government said Sunday after the former president spent the night in hospital, for medical tests described as "consistent with his age".
President Jacob Zuma on Sunday visited the country's 94-year-old first black president who was hospitalised a day earlier and said he "found him comfortable, and in good care."
The iconic leader was admitted on Saturday for what Mr Zuma's spokesman and former Mandela prison inmate Mac Maharaj said was for tests and medical attention consistent with the nanogenarian's age.
It was the second time the 94-year-old and increasingly frail Mr Mandela was hospitalised this year and officials have moved to allay fears around his health.