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10/12/2012 00:00:00
by AFP/ABC
 
In good hands ... Nelson Mandela
 
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FORMER South African president Nelson Mandela will spend a third day in hospital for undefined tests.

The anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital in Pretoria on Saturday.

It is the second time Mandela has been hospitalised in the past year.

"Mandela had a good night's rest. The doctors will still conduct further tests today," a statement from president Jacob Zuma's office said, without specifying the procedures. "He is in good hands."

Zuma visited Mandela in hospital on Sunday, and later told media he found the 94-year-old "comfortable and in good care".

Government officials have worked to allay fears over his health but they have stopped short of releasing any details of his medical condition, except to say the tests and medical attention he is receiving is consistent with his age.

Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after 27 years of incarceration.

He left office more than a decade ago and has since retired to his rural childhood village of Qunu in the south-east of the country, but he retains a prominent place in the national psyche.

The revered statesman has not appeared in public since South Africa hosted the FIFA World Cup final in 2010.

His last hospitalisation was in February when he spent a night in hospital for a minor exploratory procedure to investigate persistent abdominal pain.

In January 2011, Mandela had the country on edge when he was admitted for two nights for an acute respiratory infection. He was discharged in a stable condition for home-based care and intense medical monitoring.

Mandela has also had prostate cancer, for which he was successfully treated in 2001. He had cataract surgery in 1994, just months after he took office as president.

The last pictures of Mandela published in the media were in August when he received a visit from US secretary of state Hillary Clinton at his home.



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