Get well soon, Madiba: the 2/26 preview

Updated

We’ll get to today’s edition of “MHP” – but first, there’s a reason our music of the morning is Terence Blanchard’s 1990 tune, “Sing Soweto.” It celebrates the anti-apartheid struggle and Nelson Mandela’s (at the time) newfound freedom, and it seemed a fitting choice, given the good news about the 93-year-old former South African president, admitted to the hospital yesterday for surgery:

President Jacob Zuma told the country not to panic after the 93-year-old anti-apartheid leader was hospitalized with chronic abdominal pain on Saturday, saying he should be discharged on Sunday or Monday.

In the latest health update, Defense Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said Mandela had had “investigative laparoscopy” – where a tiny camera is inserted into the abdomen – and denied reports that he had undergone surgery for a hernia…

“It wasn’t the surgery that has been out there in the media at all,” Sisulu told a media briefing in Cape Town. “He’s fine. He’s as fine as can be at his age – and handsome.”

After that positive update yesterday on Madiba’s health (and looks), just minutes ago both Reuters and the Associated Press reported that he has been discharged from the hospital.

Let’s take a look at who will be joining Melissa today:

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Get well soon, Madiba: the 2/26 preview

Updated