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Mandela hospitalised for 10th day in South Africa

94-year-old Mandela underwent a successful surgery for gallstones on Saturday

Press Trust of India  |  Johannesburg 

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson remains hospitalised for a tenth day in

Government officials today said the 94-year-old underwent a successful surgery for gallstones on Saturday. Officials say has been hospitalised since Dec. 8 for tests and later medical treatment for a recurrent lung infection.

President Jacob Zuma and delegates at a convention for the African National Congress political party honoured yesterday in song. was a leader of the ANC and served as the nation's first democratically elected president under the party's banner.

is revered for being a leader of the struggle against racist white rule in He served one five-year term as president before retiring from public life.


First Published: Mon, December 17 2012. 16:42 IST