No need to panic over Madiba - Mac

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IOL news jul14 madiba . Nelson Mandela. File photo: Reuters

 

Johannesburg - There is no need to panic about former president Nelson Mandela's health, the presidency said on Monday.

“There is no cause for alarm... he (Mandela) is in the hands of a good medical team,” said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.

An update on Mandela's health would be communicated once his doctors had updated the presidency, he said.

Mandela, 94, was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on Saturday for “medical attention”.

At the time, Maharaj said that, as had been said before, Mandela would “receive medical attention from time to time which is consistent with his age”.

On Sunday morning, President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela in hospital and found him “comfortable, and in good care”, said Maharaj.

He again appealed to the media and to the public to respect the privacy of Mandela and his family. - Sapa



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