Late Wednesday, former South African President Nelson Mandela was taken to a hospital for treatment for a recurring lung infection .Ninety four year old Nelson Mandela was admitted to a hospital just before midnight local time.
The doctors say that Nelson Mandela is responding positively to the treatment in the hospital as stated by the presidency here.
The present 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.”
In the month of December, Mandela has undergone nearly three weeks treatment in a hospital for surgery of gallstone and lung infection.
This was the longest time he had been hospitalized since 1990 after being released from captivity as a political prisoner.
Nelson Mandela was the, the first president of the country to be elected following the fall of the apartheid system and continued as the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.