Nelson Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid and fostering racial reconciliation. An African nationalist and democratic socialist, Mandela served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997..
Mandela has pneumonia, breathing 'without difficulty'
Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg
Nelson Mandela was comfortable and breathing without difficulty after being treated for pneumonia, the presidency said on Saturday as the anti-apartheid icon spent a third day in hospital.
The 94-year-old had fluid drained from his chest which “has resulted in him now being able to breathe without difficulty,” President Jacob Zuma’s office said in a statement. “
"He continues to respond to treatment and is comfortable.”