Mandela's condition 'serious this time'

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela's medical condition was "serious this time", presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says.

The 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero and the country's first black president was taken to hospital early on Saturday for a recurring lung infection.

"The situation is serious this time but doctors have assured us he is comfortable," Maharaj told television station eNCA.

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