Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is in "serious but stable condition" after returning to a hospital with a recurring lung infection, the presidential office said Saturday.
Mandela was taken to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday after his condition deteriorated, Jacob Zuma's office said in a statement.
"Doctors are doing everything possible to make him better and comfortable," the statement said.
Mandela, 94, has become increasingly frail over the years and has not appeared in public since South Africa hosted the World Cup in 2010."During the past few days, former President Nelson Mandela has had a recurrence of lung infection," said a statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma. "This morning at about 1.30 a.m., his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to a Pretoria hospital."