Winnie in hospital

2011-11-18 10:43

African National Congress stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been admitted to hospital where she is undergoing treatment for an existing diabetes condition.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation released a statement on behalf of Madikizela-Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi, but did not provide further details of her condition.

The 75-year-old “Mother of the Nation” is being treated at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

Hospital spokesperson Erin Walsh said she was not able to provide any information as she was awaiting a briefing by the doctors treating Madikizela-Mandela.

A press statement would be released to the media.

This is the second time this year Madikizela-Mandela has been in hospital.

In September she underwent a minor foot operation at the Life Brenthurst Clinic in the south of Johannesburg.

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