Mandela Again Hospitalized With Lung Infection
Second hospitalization this month for South African leader
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 28, 2013 3:00 AM CDT
Updated Mar 28, 2013 6:45 AM CDT
In this June 17, 2010 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.   (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File)

(Newser) – Weeks after returning home from the hospital, Nelson Mandela was admitted again last night for a lung infection. South African president Jacob Zuma is calling on the world to offer its support to the 94-year-old icon, NBC News reports: "We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts," Zuma said. "We have full confidence in the medical team and know that they will do everything possible to ensure recovery." Mandela, who CNN notes was conscious when admitted last night, was hospitalized for weeks in December with a lung infection and has battled respiratory problems for years.

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Mar 28, 2013 8:11 AM CDT
guess you must be one of those whites from south africa, or relative, who hates that white rule has been lessened. Aside from that, you probably support our us government in all of its machine thinking, WANT to a big shot congressman, or crooked lawyer, and are a racist! I feel so sorry for you,... jealous of nelson mandela,... well its understandable. You've got no spine for what he went through. Too bad. Guess not all men are created equal,....
Mar 28, 2013 5:45 AM CDT
People forget now that by every definition of the word, this guy was a ruthless terrorist kingpin in the 1950s. Apartheid was no worse (far better actually) than how the US or Canada has continued to deal with its native peoples, just the timing of the U.S. civil rights movement and the fact SA's natives are black made it a much more difficult proposition. We should all be ashamed how shitty that country has become since 1994 in the name of 'equality.'