SABC News - Mandela receiving treatment for recurring lung problem:Tuesday 11 December 2012

Mandela receiving treatment for recurring lung problem

Tuesday 11 December 2012 11:45

SABC

Former president Nelson Mandela has been in hospital for four days

Former president Nelson Mandela has been in hospital for four days(SABC)

The Presidency has revealed that former President, Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurrence of a lung infection.

It says doctors at the One Military Hospital, in Pretoria, have concluded the tests they have been conducting on Mandela.

According to the Presidency, Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and is responding to it.

President Jacob Zuma has thanked members of the public for their continuous support to Mandela and his family.

Yesterday, Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula visited Madiba.

Meanwhile, eight soldiers are screening vehicles entering the hospital after Mandela spent a fourth night there.

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