Dec. 11 - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment in a military hospital for a recurring lung infection, the government said Tuesday. Lindsey Parietti reports.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. The 94-year-old was hospitalised four days ago for tests, and is responding to treatment, according to the government. The anti-apartheid leader's health in recent years has made front page news. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT, MOSES MASEMONA SAYING: "I think all the people of South Africa, they like Mandela, and all of them they wish him to recover very fast in his health." Mandela, a global symbol of resistance to racism and injustice, was flown from his home in the rural Eastern Cape province and admitted to the Pretoria Military Hospital on Saturday.