Mandela recovering from collapsed lung

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is recovering from a collapsed lung and could be released from hospital tomorrow, according to reports.

Mandela, 92, was admitted to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg yesterday for what his foundation described as routine tests, Reuters reports.

The Independent Online quoted a statement from Nelson Mandela Foundation spokesman Sello Hatang stating: “We can confirm that Mr Mandela is at Milpark hospital undergoing routine tests. He is in no danger and is in good spirits.”

President Jacob Zuma has off set speculation in local media about Mandela’s health.

“President Mandela is comfortable and is well looked after by a good team of medical specialists,” Zuma said in a statement.

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