Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie visits him in hospital

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalised overnight for routine medical tests, reigniting fears over the health of the frail 92-year-old anti-apartheid campaigner.

Mandela was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday for what his foundation described as routine tests but Talk Radio 702 reported that Mandela had been seen by a specialist pulmonologist, who treats respiratory systems.

Several of Mandela's family members, including his wife Graca Machel, visited the hospital after his admission, witnesses said.

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is being kept informed of developments and Mandela was being described as "comfortable."

South Africa's ruling African National Congress appealed for calm on Thursday after the hospitalisation sparked a media frenzy and much speculation over Mandela's health in local newspapers....

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