Madiba has lung infection

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madiba dec 10_2 AP Nelson Mandela. File photo by AP.

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela is suffering from a lung infection, the presidency said on Tuesday.

“Doctors have concluded the tests, and these have revealed a recurrence of a previous lung infection, for which Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment,” the presidency said.

“President [Jacob] Zuma thanks the public for continuous support to former president Mandela and his family at this time.” - Sapa

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