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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 ObamaHeckler yells ‘Mr. President, f--- you’ as Trump arrives at Capitol Meghan McCain calls out Ivanka Trump for silence on family separation policy The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Trump to meet House GOP as backlash to 'zero tolerance' policy grows MORE and the Obama daughters during a visit to Mandela’s home.
 
Then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAnother chance to seek the return of fiscal sanity to the halls of Congress Colombia’s new leader has a tough road ahead, and Obama holdovers aren't helping An alternative to Trump's family separation policy 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.