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URGENT ¥¥¥ Mandela hospitalised for medical check-up: presidency

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Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.

"Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon, 9 March 2013, for a scheduled medical checkup to manage the existing conditions in line with his age," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a statement.

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