“The doctors have assured us that there is nothing to worry about and that Madiba is in good health,” President Jacob Zuma said in a statement earlier, referring to the 93-year-old Mandela by his affectionate clan name.
Mandela underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy, defense minister Lindiwe Sisulu said without elaborating. The procedure involves inserting a camera into the body to allow doctors a look in a patient’s abdomen or pelvis.
A family member had said Saturday that Mandela had hernia surgery, but Zuma described it as a “diagnostic procedure” without providing details.
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