Mandela hospitalized for 10th day in South Africa

A poster with a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, ahead of the ruling party elective conference where the current President Jacob Zuma will fight for a second term as head of the ruling party. Mandela on Friday, Dec 14 2012 entered the seventh day of a hospital stay for a lung infection as questions grow about where he is receiving treatment. The 94-year-old patriarch of South Africa's democracy has been hospitalized since Saturday, first undergoing tests and later being diagnosed with the ailment.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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A poster with a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, ahead of the ruling party elective conference where the current President Jacob Zuma will fight for a second term as head of the ruling party. Mandela on Friday, Dec 14 2012 entered the seventh day of a hospital stay for a lung infection as questions grow about where he is receiving treatment. The 94-year-old patriarch of South Africa's democracy has been hospitalized since Saturday, first undergoing tests and later being diagnosed with the ailment. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized for a tenth day in South Africa.

Government officials said the 94-year-old Mandela underwent a successful surgery for gallstones on Saturday. Officials say Mandela has been hospitalized since Dec. 8 for tests and later medical treatment for a recurrent lung infection.

President Jacob Zuma and delegates at a convention for the African National Congress political party honored Mandela on Sunday in song. Mandela was a leader of the ANC and served as the nation's first democratically elected president under the party's banner.

Mandela is revered for being a leader of the struggle against racist white rule in South Africa. He served one five-year term as president before retiring from public life.