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Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been hospitalised to undergo "routine tests", according to reports.

Mandela, 92, has been admitted to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, according to South African media.

The Independent Online quoted a statement from Nelson Mandela Foundation spokesman Sello Hatang stating: "We can confirm that Mr Mandela is at Milpark hospital undergoing routine tests. He is in no danger and is in good spirits."

- NZ Herald staff