Nelson Mandela undergoing tests
March 10, 2013 1:10 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, was admitted to a hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up and doctors say there is no cause for “alarm,” the president’s office said.

Officials have used similarly soothing language to explain previous hospital stays for Mandela, 94, but in those cases he later turned out to have more serious conditions.

The intense privacy surrounding the health of Mandela reflects in part the official reverence for a man who is seen as one of the great, unifying figures of the 20th century for helping to avert race-driven chaos in South Africa’s tense transition from apartheid to democracy.

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