Mandela Admitted to Hospital for Tests: Presidency - NZweek
South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital in Pretoria “to undergo tests”, the Presidency said on Saturday.
“President Jacob Zuma wishes to advise that former President Nelson Mandela has today, 8 December 2012, been admitted in hospital in Pretoria to undergo tests,” presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.
But Maharaj said Mandela was receiving routine medical checkup as he has always done so in the past.
“As said before, former President Mandela will receive medical attention from time to time which is consistent with his age,”