Mandela Has Lung Infection

    FILE -In this June 17, 2010 file photo, former South African President, Nelson Mandela  leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.  South African President Jacob Zuma says that former President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in Pretoria to undergo tests. Zuma issued a statement Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 saying that Mandela is "doing well and there is no cause for alarm." (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File)

    Siphiwe Sibeko, File / AP Photo

    Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, the office of the current president, Jacob Zuma, confirmed on Tuesday. The 94-year-old former South African president was hospitalized on Saturday and is responding to treatment, said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj. On Monday, Mandela’s wife, Graça Machel, said in a television appearance that seeing her husband suffer with age is “something which pains you.” “This spirit and this sparkle, you see somehow it’s fading,” she said. Mandela was last hospitalized in February, when he was treated for abdominal pain.

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