Effective government relations in South and Southern Africa

Statement on the hospitalization of former President Mandela
28 March 2013


Former President Mandela hospitalised

28 March 2013

Former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital just before midnight, 27 March, due to the recurrence of his lung infection.



Doctors are attending to him, ensuring that he has the best possible expert medical treatment and comfort.


President Zuma has wished Madiba a speedy recovery.



"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," said President Zuma.



The Presidency appeals once again for understanding and privacy in order to allow space to the doctors to do their work.