The former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital late Wednesday due to his recurring lung infection. The 94 year-old had spent 18 days in the hospital back in December for the infection and gallstones.
According to the government’s statement from the President’s office, “Doctors are attending to him, ensuring that he has the best possible expert medical treatment and comfort.”
“The doctors advise that former President Nelson Mandela is responding positively to the treatment he is undergoing for a recurring lung infection,” the presidency said in a statement. “He remains under treatment and observation in hospital.”
South African President Jacob Zuma said, “We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts. We have full confidence in the medical team and know that they will do everything possible to ensure recovery.”