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Madiba in hospital for check-up

Johannesburg – Former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital for a scheduled medical check-up on Saturday afternoon, the presidency said.

“Doctors are conducting tests and have thus far indicated that there is no reason for any alarm,” said spokesman Mac Maharaj.

(File photo) Former president Nelson Mandela. Credit: REUTERS

He said the check-up was to manage existing conditions that came at his age.

“We appeal for privacy for Madiba and his family.” – Sapa

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