Winnie admitted to hospital

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File: The ANC celebrates the 80th birthday of struggle veteran, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, September 2016.

JOHANNESBURG - Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been admitted to a Johannesburg hospital for a "routine medical checkup".

The family sent out a brief statement on Thursday afternoon after the ANC veteran was taken to the Milpark Hospital on Wednesday.

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"Mrs Mandela went to the hospital for a routine medical check-up on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. A decision was taken to admit her to for further observation," the statement said.

The admission is not the first for Madikizela-Mandela in recent months.

In December,  she was discharged from Milpark Hospital.

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