71 / 53
      74 / 51
      65 / 58

      Nelson Mandela in hospital with lung infection

      The former South African leader has been hospitalized with a lung infection.

      South Africa says Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital with a lung infection. The office of President Jacob Zuma says in a statement that the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader went to the hospital just before midnight on Wednesday. The statement says Mandela is being treated for a "recurrence of his lung infection" and that doctors are ensuring he has the best possible treatment. Zuma wished Mandela a speedy recovery and he urged South Africans and the world to pray for the former leader and his family. Mandela has become increasingly frail in recent years.