Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection.
The government statement said Mr Mandela was admitted shortly before midnight (local time).
“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,” president Jacob Zuma said, referring to Mr Mandela by his clan name.
“We have full confidence in the medical team and know that they will do everything possible to ensure recovery.”
The president’s office also requested Mr Mandela’s privacy be respected while he undergoes treatment.
The statement gave no further details of his condition.
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