Nelson Mandela is on the mend, shares President Jacob Zuma

Mandela was taken from his home in the rural village of Qunu, in Eastern Cape province, to hospital in the capital on Saturday,

Mandela’s admission to the hospital this weekend for unspecified medical tests sparked screaming newspapers headlines and ripples of fear in the public that the frail leader is fading further away.

Local media report that the decision to move him was taken so quickly, some family members and his own foundation were initially unaware it had happened.

Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison for fighting racist white rule, became South Africa’s first black president in 1994 and served one five-year term from 1994 to 1999 and was the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. The Nobel Peace prize recipient later retired from public life to live in his remote village of Qunu, in the Eastern Cape area, and last made a public appearance when his country hosted the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament.

On Saturday, the office of President Jacob Zuma announced Mandela had been admitted to a Pretoria hospital for medical tests and care that was “consistent for his age.”

Zuma visited Mandela on Sunday morning at the hospital and found the former leader to be “comfortable and in good care,” presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. Maharaj offered no other details about Mandela, nor what medical tests he had undergone since entering the hospital.

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  1. dgbrake says:

    that is great to know.

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