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Nelson Mandela hospitalized for the 10th day in South Africa

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FILE: July 18, 2012: Former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrated his birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa. (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.