Former President Nelson Mandela greets recipients of the 2008 Mandela Rhodes scholarship at his offices in Johannesburg March 4, 2008. Mandela celebrates his 90th birthday on July 18. REUTERS/Antony Kaminju
Ex-president Mandela back in hospital for "routine test": government
Posted : Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:21PM
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday for a "routine test", the government said.
A spokesman for President Jacob Zuma said there was "no need for panic" and that doctors were treating Mandela for a pre-existing condition.
(Reporting by Peroshni Govender; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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