Mandela to Undergo Cataract Surgery

from Reuter

South African President Nelson Mandela will be admitted to hospital for eye surgery this week.

The Johannesburg-based Sunday Times quoted Mandela's personal secretary, Mary Mxadana, as saying Mandela would go to the hospital Wednesday for cataract surgery.

"It's a simple operation. I'll be in hospital for a day and then I'll be back here answering your questions," Mandela told journalists after meeting with British Trade and Industry Secretary Michael Heseltine.

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