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Health Minister in hospital with pneumonia

Aaron Motsoaledi is being treated at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria for pneumonia.

FILE: Aaron Motsoaledi is being treated at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria for pneumonia. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

PRETORIA - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaled i has been admitted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria for pneumonia treatment.

Motsoaledi was admitted yesterday following a recent diagnosis.

JUST IN: Health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, admitted to hospital with pneumonia. Condition to be reviewed in 72 hours. #EWN

Health officials said he is currently in a stable condition and in high spirits.

Motsoaledi was previously at the Pretoria Hospital in 2013 for a surgical procedure.

Health spokesperson Joe Maila said, "We believe that his condition will improve. He is now being attended to by health workers at the hospital, he is under supervision and we believe that he will be fine. As a department we wish him a speedy recovery."