Mandela ambulance broke down due to 'engine trouble'

Former president Nelson Mandela was rushed to hospital on June 8. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

The ambulance that rushed Nelson Mandela to hospital on June 8 broke down due to engine trouble, the South African presidency said.

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Mandela's hospital ride delayed

It has been revealed that the Former South African president Nelson Mandela's overnight rush to hospital two weeks ago was delayed by around 40 minutes after his ambulance broke down on the side of the road.