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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 ObamaHungry for shame — who’s trashing America’s school lunch? Make national service a priority Trump gets royal welcome during 'tremendous' Saudi Arabia visit MORE and the Obama daughters during a visit to Mandela’s home.
 
Then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOfficial: Trump 'looking at' future of US sanctions on Russia Lawmakers reintroduce measure to lift Cuba travel restrictions Canada proposes methane pollution standards for oil and gas drilling 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.