Nelson Mandela’s wife in hospital for kidney infection

The wife of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela, and anti-apartheid veteran, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has been hospitalized for a kidney infection.

According to Times Live online, the wife of the late president is expected to make a full recovery soonest.

Times Live reports that the late president’s wife’s spokesman, Victor Dlamini, said the 81-year-old complained of “loss of appetite” followed by a ‘painful leg’.

She was however taken to Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg on Sunday where she was diagnosed of Kidney infection.

He said: “Upon admission‚ it was discovered that she had an infection that had affected her kidneys. She is expected to make a full recovery and should spend approximately a week at the hospital.”

All queries were also directed by Madikizela-Mandela’s personal assistant, Zodwa Zwane, to Dlamini, who was according to news source not immediately available for comment.

The relatives in a statement noted; “Prior to going to the clinic, she was uncomfortable and complaining of loss of appetite and that one of her legs was painful.

“Upon admission, it was discovered that she had an infection that had affected her kidneys.”

The family further added: “She is constantly surrounded by family and is in high spirits.”