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    Nelson Mandela in 'serious but stable condition'

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    Former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is in a "serious but stable" conditon in hospital with a lung infection, a statement from the presidency has said.

    Saturday's statement said Mandela, 94, who was discharged from hospital in April after receiving treatment for a lung infection, had suffered the same illness in the past few days.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.