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Nelson Mandela was hospitalized  in a South African facility Saturday (June 9), over a recurring lung infection. The former leader’s health has been on the decline for the last several months. 

According to officials, the 94-year-old is in “serious but stable condition,” which remained unchanged as of Monday (June  10).

From ABC News:

The 94-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner’s “condition deteriorated and he was transferred to a Pretoria hospital,” early this morning, according to statement from the office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday.

“The former President is receiving expert medical care and doctors are doing everything possible to make him better and comfortable,” the statement said. “President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of government and the nation, wishes Madiba [Mandela’s clan nickname] a speedy recovery and requests the media and the public to respect the privacy of Madiba and his family.”

Mandela is noted as the most globally known figure in the country, and served a term as president. He was released from the hospital in April for the same infection.

In between ongoing medical issues, the freedom fighter’s family is in a legal tug-of-war over his estate. Daughters, Zenani and Makaziwe Mandela, are suing for control of his fortune, estimated at nearly $2 million.

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