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28/03/2013 03:47 GMT | Updated 06/04/2013 11:42 BST

Nelson Mandela Hospitalised With A Recurrence Of A Lung Infection

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection.

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Nelson Mandela is back in hospital

Current premier Jacob Zuma confirmed the 94-year-old was taken to hospital just before midnight on Wednesday.

" 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," he said.

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Mandela spent 18 days in hospital in December, being treated for a lung infection and gallstones.

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