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A woman walks past a mural depicting deferent portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa. Mandela was admitted to the 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria at the weekend and South Africa’s presidency says Mandela is suffering from a recurring lung infection and is responding to treatment.

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Mandela battles lung infection, a chronic ailment

Military doctors are treating South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela for a recurring lung infection, an ailment the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader remains susceptible to because of his age and his 27 years in prison.

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