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Nelson Mandela Hospitalized for 11th Day for Treatment

June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Nelson Mandela, a former South African president, remained in a Pretoria hospital for an 11th day where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection.

Although his condition remains “serious,” he is recovering, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a speech posted on the presidency’s website on June 16. “He continues to engage with family.”

Mandela, 94, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on June 8. It’s his fourth hospitalization since December, after he was treated for pneumonia in April and had gall stones removed.

Mandela served as South Africa’s first black president after his African National Congress won the all-race elections that ended apartheid in 1994. He spent 27 years in prison, most of it on Robben Island, where he contracted tuberculosis. Also known by his clan name of Madiba, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

To contact the reporter on this story: Robert Brand in Cape Town at rbrand9@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vernon Wessels at vwessels@bloomberg.net

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