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Mandela in hospital, not ‘in danger’

Johannesburg, Feb. 25 (Reuters): Former South African President Nelson Mandela was comfortable in hospital today after undergoing a “diagnostic procedure” for abdominal pains, the government said, telling people not to panic about the health of the 93-year-old anti-apartheid leader.

A statement from President Jacob Zuma said Mandela, who is popularly known by his clan name, Madiba, should be discharged tomorrow or Monday after being checked out for a “long-standing abdominal complaint”.       

“Madiba is fine and fully conscious and the doctors are satisfied with his condition, which they say is consistent with his age,” it said. “He was in good health before admission in hospital.”

 
 
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