Around the world people are worrying about the health of Nelson Mandela who is reported by the South African President Jacob Zuma to have been admitted to hospital. President Zuma said: "“Madiba has had a long-standing abdominal complaint and doctors feel it needs proper specialist medical attention.”
The President wished Mandela, known in South Africa as Madiba, his Xhosa clan name, a speedy recovery. He said that well wishers around the world would be thinking of him. He said: “...we assure him of the love and good wishes of all South Africans and people throughout the world.”
The fact that a Presidential announcement of Mandela's admittance to hospital has been issued has caused great concern for the 93-year old ex-President's health. The Presidency asked for the media and general public to respect Mandela and his family's privacy at this time.