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Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital

2012-12-08 16:51:17

Nelson Mandela

South Africa's former leader Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in the capital Pretoria to undergo tests, officials say.

The office of President Jacob Zuma said 94-year-old Mr Mandela was doing well and there was "no cause for alarm".

Mr Mandela spent more than two decades in jail under the white-minority apartheid regime.

He served as South Africa's first black president between 1994 and 1999, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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