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Well world famous freedom fighter Nelson Mandela is back in the hospital this morning with a recurring lung infection.
The 94 year old best known of course is the man who brought down -- -- tied in South Africa.
He spent three decades in prison for that cause he was released in 1990s and became South Africa's first black president in 1994.
And they'll retire from politics in 1999 but he still fights for social justice of -- Amy Kellogg.
Is live with the latest from London Amy how -- Well Allison Nelson Mandela was rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night and the fact that his home is really equipped as a hospital of sorts he has round the clock military doctors there.
All the equipment he needs this is not a very comforting development to say the least he has this recurring lung infection.
Mandela contracted tuberculosis.
While he was in prison.
He was there for 27 years under very harsh conditions.
But he did have some very healthy years if not decades following that.
However there has been a deterioration in -- health and he's been in the hospital.
Three times in the last four months he turned 94 over the summer.
But he really has been largely out of the public -- since 2004.
And he he's been increasingly frail since that point Allison.
Any I will never forget today that he was released from prison Andy rows and rows of people in South Africa dancing and cheering.
And music playing what has the reaction been in South Africa to his hospitalization.
Well -- every time Mandela goes into the hospital there is a very.
Response in South Africa and of course around the world because he is as you mentioned the hero of South Africa he is a living legend.
The anti apartheid campaigner the freedom fighter the country's first democratically elected president country's first.
And Nobel laureate and the list goes on in the heat is the poster man for.
The the embodiment of reconciliation.
Around the world.
It it's the first time during these illnesses that the presidency at South Africa Jacob Zuma is office has actually issued a statement which.
Many people see as significant and he has asked people to pray for Mandela's healthy.
Use the affectionate term for the man the great leader -- depot which is his clan.
Name and we will keep you posted -- we're not expecting to have.
Updates on the hour on his condition but the authorities have said they will let us know if it gets better.
Or worse so we will keep you posted on please do we will be thinking of him thanks so much -- -- community.
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