The South African government has confirmed that former President Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital. He was admitted based on an abdominal complaint.
According to the government statement:
“President Jacob Zuma wishes to advise that former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital today, the 25 February 2012.
“Madiba has had a long-standing abdominal complaint and doctors feel it needs proper specialist medical attention.
“We wish him a speedy recovery and assure him of the love and good wishes of all South Africans and people throughout the world.
“We request that all respect the privacy of Madiba and that of his family during this period.”
- Hauwa Gambo