Nelson Mandela Hospitalized for Eighth Day With Lung Infection
Former South African President Nelson Mandela remained in hospital for an eighth day for treatment of a lung infection.
Mandela, 94, was admitted to the intensive care unit in a Pretoria hospital on June 8 for treatment relating to a recurring lung infection. It’s his fourth stay in hospital since December, after he was treated for pneumonia in April and had gall stones removed.
Also known by his clan name of Madiba, Mandela was South Africa’s first black president after the African National Congress party won the 1994 all-race elections that ended apartheid. A Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 1993, Mandela spent 27 years in prison, mots of it on Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, where he contracted tuberculosis.
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