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Mandela spends fourth day in hospital

Former president Nelson Mandela is reportedly responding well to treatment.

Nelson Mandela. Picture: Lyoness TV.

PRETORIA - Warm messages of support continued to pour in on Tuesday after the Presidency confirmed that former president Nelson Mandela was being treated for a recurring lung infection.

The 94-year-old former statesman was admitted to Pretoria's 1 Military Hospital on Saturday.

According to the Presidency, Madiba suffered from a lung infection and was treated by a competent and multi-disciplined medical team.

It said Mandela was responding well to treatment, but would not divulge specifics.

The Presidency said the public has nothing to worry about, saying the

treatment Mandela received was in line with someone his age.

Some people on the streets of Johannesburg said they will keep Madiba in their prayers.

"I hope you feel better and recover soon. The whole nation's hopes are with you."

"I am not from South Africa, but I am sure people all over the world want you to get better."

Journalists continued to gather outside the hospital for any news.

As cars entered and exited the facility, military personnel conducted checks on vehicles.

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