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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 ObamaMichael Reagan: Trump's fighting words rattle Washington Michelle Obama inauguration reactions become Twitter meme Hillary Clinton holds head high as Trump takes office MORE and the Obama daughters during a visit to Mandela’s home.
 
Then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWomen's march was second-busiest day in Metro history Conway: Spicer used 'alternative facts' in press briefing Schumer ready to leave Supreme Court seat open 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.