Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
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Nelson Mandela 'fine and handsome' after abdominal surgery

Nelson Mandela is recovering well in hospital after having diagnostic abdominal surgery, South African officials have said.

Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said the 93-year-old former president had undergone a laparoscopy but was "as fine as can be at his age".

The procedure involves inserting a tiny camera through the abdomen or pelvis to carry out an internal investigation.

  • 26 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa
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