Nelson Mandela "looking much better" as he is kept in hospital after successful operation to remove gallstones

'There is no crisis': Nelson Mandela 'looking much better' but he is kept in hospital after successful operation to remove gallstones 94-year-old had previously been admitted to hospital with lung infection Doctors say the former South African president will be kept in hospital | UPDATED: 16:53 GMT, 18 December 2012 Recovering: Nelson Mandela is recovering from an operation to remove gallstones, carried out in a private clinic in Pretoria Doctors are keeping Nelson Mandela in hospital but insisted today that there is 'no crisis'.