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He is receiving treatment in a hospital in Pretoria and "responding to the treatment," according to the latest update from South African President Jacob Zuma.
 
Mandela’s anti-apartheid activism, a political milestone of the 20th century, was celebrated last summer by first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama on sexual misconduct allegations: I’m ‘sick’ Michelle Obama on dealing with difficult times: 'Don't tweet nasty stuff' House passes bill to curb presidential pensions MORE and the Obama daughters during a visit to Mandela’s home.
 
Then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Right way and wrong way Keystone XL pipeline clears major hurdle despite recent leak MORE met Mandela in 2005 and sent him a photograph from the meeting, inscribed “To Nelson Mandela — an inspiration to us all.” The photograph reportedly sits on Mandela’s desk.