Saturday 21 October 2017

Mandela out of hospital after medical tests

Nelson Mandela has left hospital after "successful" medical tests and returned to his home in Johannesburg, the spokesman for South Africa's president said.

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

"The doctors have completed the tests," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said. "He is well and, as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team."

Mr Mandela (94) who has become increasingly frail in recent years, was hospitalised for nearly three weeks in December.

At that time, he was treated for a lung infection and had a surgical procedure to remove gallstones.

Irish Independent

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