Nelson Mandela Hospitalized in South Africa with Lung Infection

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.


Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was admitted to a hospital on Saturday.

“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.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.