Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital for tests

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South African President Jacob Zuma says that former President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in Pretoria for tests, President Jacob Zuma said Saturday, new sources report.

"Mandela is doing well and there is no cause for alarm," Zuma said. "The medical team is assured of our support as they look after and ensure the comfort of our beloved founding president of a free and democratic South Africa," CNN reprted.

Mandela, 94, is delicate health and has not made public appearances for a few years. He was moved from his home to South Africa's administrative capital in Pretoria, FOX news reports.

Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his fight against apartheid before becoming the nation's president in 1994., four years after he was freed from prison, CNN reports.

He was the country's first fully democratic elected president, FOX news reports.

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