Mandela fully recovered, back to normal routine — Presidency

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, has recovered fully from his surgery, the country’s presidency said.

The presidential spokesman, Mac Maharaj, said on Sunday in Johannesburg that Mr. Mandela is back to normal routine.

“The Presidency would like to inform the public that former President Nelson Mandela has recovered from his surgical procedure and lung infection,” he said.

Mr. Maharaj said the medical team treating the former president said he was doing well. He also said that President Jacob Zuma had sent Mr. Mandela a goodwill message.

He, however, said that Mandela would continue to receive medical care at his Houghton home in Johannesburg.

Mr. Maharaj did not say when Mr. Mandela would return to Qunu, Eastern Cape, his home town.

The former president was admitted into a Pretoria hospital on December 8, where he underwent an operation to remove gallstones.

He was also treated for recurrent lung infection. He was discharged on December 26, 2012, to continue receiving treatment from his Johannesburg home.



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