Mandela in satisfactory condition - presidency

2012-02-25 18:02

Johannesburg -  Former president Nelson Mandela was "not in any danger" and was in a "satisfactory condition" in hospital, the presidency said on Saturday afternoon after he was admitted to hospital.

He was expected to be discharged on Sunday or Monday.

"President Jacob Zuma wishes to advise that former president Nelson Mandela is in a satisfactory condition in hospital and is comfortable," Zuma's spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"Madiba is fine and fully conscious and the doctors are satisfied with his condition, which they say is consistent with his age. He was in good health before admission in hospital, but doctors felt the complaint needed a thorough investigation.

"He underwent a diagnostic procedure as part of his ongoing medical management.

"We are happy that he is not in any danger and thank the doctors for their hard work and professionalism. He is receiving good medical care and is expected to be discharged from hospital either tomorrow [Sunday] or Monday," said the presidency.

Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday morning for a "long-standing abdominal complaint", Maharaj said.

"We reiterate the request for the privacy of Madiba and his family to be respected."

The name of the hospital was not disclosed.

On Saturday the ruling party urged the media to refrain from speculating on the health of Mandela.

"His [Mandela's] admittance was pre-arranged. Mandela was complaining about abdominal pain - now it is a matter that his doctors and specialists will decide on," African National Congress spokesperson Keith Khoza said.

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  nelson mandela  |  mac maharaj  |  johannesburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
36 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Let go of that superiority complex and come join the rest of the people. You will learn more by interacting and connecting on...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.