(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized Saturday for abdominal pains, according to a statement from current President Jacob Zuma.
BBC News reports that Mandela was in stable condition and was expected to leave the hospital Sunday. The 93-year-old statesman was reported to be in good spirits.
The statement did not confirm which hospital Mandela was being treated.
Zuma’s office said in the statement that “love and good wishes of all South Africans and people throughout the world” were with Mandela, and asked that his family be given privacy.
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