Mr. Mandela popularly referred to as Madiba (his clan name) is currently 94 years old.
In February 2012, Mandela was also admitted to hospital. At that time, the office of South Africa’s current president, Jacob Zuma, announced that…“Madiba has had a long-standing abdominal complaint, and doctors feel it needs proper specialist medical attention”. It is not clear if Nelson Mandela’s most recent admission to hospital is related to “abdominal complaint” as stated by Mr. Zuma’s government earlier this year. So far the details of Madiba’s health situation are very scarce.
Mr. Mandela’s last major public appearance was in 2010, at the final World Cup game in Johannesburg.