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URGENT ¥¥¥ Mandela has pneumonia, breathing 'without difficulty'

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Nelson Mandela was comfortable and breathing without difficulty after being treated for pneumonia, the presidency said Saturday as the anti-apartheid icon spent a third day in hospital.

The 94-year-old had fluid drained from his chest which "has resulted in him now being able to breathe without difficulty," President Jacob Zuma's office said in a statement.

"He continues to respond to treatment and is comfortable."

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