Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized again, but officials say it’s only for a routine checkup.
According to a statement from the presidential office Saturday:
“Doctors are conducting tests and have thus far indicated that there is no reason for any alarm,”
In January, Mandela completed his recovery from a lung infection and gallstone surgery and gradually returned to his normal routine.
Mandela, 94, who has not appeared in public since 2010, had continued receiving treatment at his home in Houghton, a suburb of Johannesburg.
Mandela was hospitalized for a lung infection in early December and a week later underwent surgery to remove gallstones. He was discharged from the hospital after a two-week stay.
Thankfully this hospital visit is only routine and nothing serious. We hope all goes well for Mandela’s check up.