JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (KTLA) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized Saturday for a lung infection, the country’s government announced.
“During the past few days former President Nelson Mandela has had a recurrence of lung infection,” President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.
“This morning at about 1:30 a.m. his condition deteriorated, and he was transferred to a Pretoria hospital. He remains in a serious but stable condition.”
Mr. Mandela, 94, has been hospitalized several times in recent months.
He was last treated in April for pneumonia and doctors drained fluid from his lungs.
Mandela is credited with helping to end apartheid in South Africa.
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