Former South African president Nelson Mandela is responding well to treatment for a recurring lung infection, the national president's office said on Tuesday. Mandela, 94, checked into a military hospital near the country's capital, Pretoria, on Saturday, triggering widespread speculation and concern over the health of the revered anti-apartheid icon. The government took charge of Mandela's care after the chaos that resulted from a stay at a public hospital in 2011 — journalists and curious citizens swarmed the hospital — but now reporters and many in the public are upset that few details are being released on his condition.
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