Mantashe downplays fears about Madiba’s health

2012-12-11 17:50

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has downplayed fears about former president Nelson Mandela’s health, saying the ANC won’t have a “memorial service” for him at its congress in Mangaung next week just because he was in hospital “undergoing routine tests”.

Mandela was flown from his home in Qunu to 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria on Saturday, and it was today revealed that he has a lung infection.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said there was no need for “panic” at this stage.

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