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Nelson Mandela leaves hospital

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Latest update : 2013-03-28

Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 94, was discharged from hospital on Sunday after routine tests and is doing well, the government announced on Sunday.

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after routine tests and is well, the government said on Sunday.

"The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team," it said in a statement.

The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up. He spent the night in hospital in the capital, Pretoria, and had returned to his Johannesburg home, the statement said.

A spokesman for President Jacob Zuma said doctors treated Mandela for a pre-existing condition consistent with his age.

He spent nearly three weeks in hospital in December with a lung infection and after surgery to remove gallstones. It was his longest stay in hospital since his release from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years for conspiring to overthrow the government under the apartheid regime.

Since his release from that stay in hospital on Dec. 26 he had been receiving treatment at his Johannesburg home.

 

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2013-03-10

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