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South Africa's Nelson Mandela in hospital 'for tests'

South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in the capital Pretoria to undergo tests, officials say.

The office of President Jacob Zuma said 94-year-old Mr Mandela was doing well and there was "no cause for alarm".

Mr Mandela spent more than two decades in jail under the white minority apartheid regime.

He served as South Africa's first black president between 1994 and 1999, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 08 Dec 2012