December 11th, 2012
04:29 AM ET

Cause of Mandela's hospitalization? Lung infection

Nelson Mandela's current hospitalization is due to a lung infection, authorities said Tuesday.

A statement from the President Jacob Zuma's office said that tests revealed "a recurrence of a previous lung infection."

Mandela is responding to the treatment, the statement from the office said.

Mandela is 94.

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  1. Issa Sadiq

    I wish Papa Mandela a very quick recovery.

    December 11, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Kgalema Moseneke

      @Issa, you apparently have a good impression of Mandela. Why? Are you aware he is a communist murderer, personally killing at least one and ordering the ANC's Umkhonto we Sizwe to murder hundreds of rivals both within the ANC and in the IFP? Under the ANC's corrupt and authoritarian leadership a great nation is destroyed. Are you among the supposedly communist corrupt who have profited? There is no other basis to praise this man whose legacy is suffering and misery.

      December 11, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Benn

    I know it's off topic but I would like to thank the government and people of Costa Rica for recently banning hunting as a sport.

    I wish that would happen here in the US also.

    December 11, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. overall mama child

    I--the effect and the old-age is not what we be take play of.the old-age need hospitality.infant,is changing of live,s time of him.and may the allamighty be.
    overall mama child.

    December 11, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Marc Cook

    I am praying for Mandiba's speedy recovery.

    December 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Hello Mr.Mandela my prayer are with you so get well soon and be blessed you and your family.

    December 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |