April 21, 1995 in Nation/World

Winnie Mandela Has Kidney Ailment

Compiled From Wire Services

Winnie Mandela was in serious but stable condition Thursday night, suffering from a kidney ailment, her doctors said.

Mrs. Mandela entered Johannesburg’s Linksfield Park Clinic for tests on Tuesday, a day after ending her dispute with her estranged husband, President Nelson Mandela, by resigning from his Cabinet.

Initial reports indicated her condition was stress-related and not serious. However, the clinic’s managing director, Dr. Peter Kalish, said Thursday that tests revealed Mrs. Mandela had “a severe electrolyte imbalance affecting her kidney function, blood pressure and blood sugar.”

Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email