SABC News - Mandela at home after discharge from hospital:Thursday 27 December 2012

Mandela at home after discharge from hospital

Thursday 27 December 2012 07:17


Former President Nelson Mandela spent Christmas day in hospital.(REUTERS)

Former President Nelson Mandela is under high care at his Houghton home in Johannesburg. Mandela was discharged from hospital yesterday. 94-year old Mandela spent Christmas day in hospital, having been flown to Pretoria from his Eastern Cape home at Qunu on December 8.

He was diagnosed with a lung infection and also underwent gallstone surgery. His stay in hospital was his longest since he was freed over two decades ago.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says: “The team of very competent doctors concluded yesterday that he had made sufficient  progress to allow him to be discharged last night, but  he's now at his Houghton home where he will undergo home based  high care until he recovers fully. And it is for that reason we are requesting a continuation of the privacy consideration in order to allow for the best possible conditions for his full recovery."


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