SEARCH

News » International

Updated: December 27, 2012 04:07 IST

Mandela discharged from hospital

AP
Comment   ·   print   ·   T  T  
Nelson Mandela. File Photo: AP
Nelson Mandela. File Photo: AP

South Africa’s presidency says Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and former president, has been discharged from the hospital.

The 94-year-old had been in the hospital since December 8. He was diagnosed with a lung infection and also had a procedure to remove gallstones.

In recent days, officials have said Mr. Mandela is improving, but doctors have taken extraordinary care with his health because of his age.

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj says Mr. Mandela will receive more medical care at his Johannesburg home until he fully recovers.

Mr. Maharaj requested that the public respect Mr. Mandela’s privacy at this time.

More In: International | News

National

Business

Cricket

Sport


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in International

Cats crowd around village nurse and Ozu city official Atsuko Ogata as she carries a bag of cat food on Aoshima Island in southern Japan on February 25, 2015.

Cats have the run of this Japanese island

Aoshima has more felines than humans »