S. Africa's Mandela to remain in hospital for Christmas

December 24, 2012 17:48

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is 94, continues to respond to treatment more than two weeks after being taken to hospital in Pretoria and will remain there for Christmas Day, the presidency said on Monday.

President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that the anti-apartheid hero, who has been treated for a lung infection and gallstones after being hospitalized on Dec. 8, "will recover from this episode with all our support."

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