Nelson Mandela Hospitalized, 'Comfortable'
Jacob Zuma visits 94-year-old former president
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 9, 2012 5:59 AM CST
People walk past a mural of Nelson Mandela in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. South Africa’s presidency says that Mandela, 94, was admitted to a hospital Saturday.   (Jon Gambrell)

(Newser) – South Africans prayed today for the health of former President Nelson Mandela and anxiously awaited further word about the anti-apartheid leader after he was admitted to a military hospital. President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela this morning at the hospital in Pretoria and found the frail 94-year-old to be "comfortable and in good care," a spokesman said, offering no other details about Mandela.

The continued uncertainty about Mandela's health saw worshipers gather this morning in Johannesburg to pray for him at Regina Mundi Catholic church, a center of anti-apartheid protests and funerals. "Yes, it really worries us because he is a great person," says a churchgoer. "He did so many things to the country, he's one of those persons who we remember most." Mandela last made a public appearance when his country hosted the 2010 World Cup. A statement from Zuma's office yesterday announced that Mandela had been hospitalized for tests and was receiving medical care "which is consistent for his age."

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Dec 9, 2012 9:57 AM CST
If Obama had an uncle he would look at lot like....wait he does have an uncle waiting to deported by the the Obanma homeland.
Dec 9, 2012 8:16 AM CST
Let's all wish Nelson a speedy demise.
Dec 9, 2012 7:45 AM CST
One of the greatest humans on Earth. Much braver than our pussy leaders who marry rich women and get set up in business by their dads. Pricks like John McCain, John Kerry, and uber-cocksucker Mike McCaul.