Sending Our Love: Nelson Mandela Back In The Hospital In “Serious But Stable” Condition

June 8, 2013  |  

From Essence

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is back in hospital for a recurring lung infection, reports the Associated Press.

Madiba, as he is affectionately known, was admitted to a Pretoria (the capital of South Africa) hospital last night after his “condition deteriorated” according to a statement from the office of current President Jacob Zuma.

“Doctors are doing everything possible to make him better and comfortable,” continued the statement.

The 94-year-old statesman and his family have received an outpouring of support and concern from supporters at home and abroad, especially after his four hospitalizations in the past few months. His last discharge was on April 6 after a 10-day hospital stay where doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia. In March he was also hospitalized for what doctors called a routing medical test. Last December he was hospitalized for a lung infection and had his gallstones removed.

You can read the rest over on Essence.com, including a statement from the African National Congress.  Surely, these last few months have been hard for Mandela and his family.  We wish him a safe recovery.

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