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Mandela undergoes gallstone operation

Dec. 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM   |   Comments

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PRETORIA, South Africa, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela successfully underwent a gallstone operation Saturday, the government said.

The statement said the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was recovering, the BBC reported Saturday.

Mandela was admitted to a Pretoria hospital Dec. 8 for a lung infection. Tests revealed the presence of gallstones and Mandela's physicians decided to remove them after he recovered from the infection.

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