South Africa: Mandela Discharged From Hospital

The former president was in the hospital for routine tests.

Posted: 03/11/2013 07:34 AM EDT
Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The spokesman for South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital and has returned to his home in Johannesburg.

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement Sunday that doctors had completed a "successful" medical examination of the 94-year-old Mandela and that he is "well."

The former president and anti-apartheid leader was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on Saturday.

Mandela was hospitalized for nearly three weeks in December. At that time, he was treated for a lung infection and had a surgical procedure to remove gallstones.

 

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