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Nelson Mandela In Hospital For Tests
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for a scheduled medical check-up where he is having tests.
It comes just months after Mr Mandela, 94, was treated for a lung infection and gallstones.
The government said he was in hospital for a "routine test", and a spokesman for President Jacob Zuma said there was "no need for panic".
He added that doctors were treating Mr Mandela for a pre-existing condition.
According to a statement by the presidency, he was taken to a hospital in Pretoria.
It said: "Doctors are conducting tests and have thus far indicated that there is no reason for any alarm."
Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said: "Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon for a scheduled medical checkup to manage the existing conditions in line with his age."