Mandela discharged from hospital

Nelson Mandela is the world's most respected statesman

Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital following his admission to a Pretoria hospital Saturday, a statement by President Jacob Zuma’s office has said..

“The doctors have decided to send him home as the diagnostic procedure he underwent did not indicate anything seriously wrong with him.

“President Zuma thanks the public for the good wishes and support,” the statement said.

An earlier statement had said Mr.  Mandela had a good night’s rest and was  making good progress in hospital.

“He is surrounded by his family and is relaxed and comfortable. The doctors are happy with the progress he is making. We thank all South Africans for their love and support of Madiba. We also thank all for affording Madiba and his family privacy and dignity,” said President Zuma.
President Mandela underwent a diagnostic procedure yesterday to determine the cause of his longstanding abdominal complaint.

“The doctors have assured us that there is nothing to worry about and that Madiba is in good health”,  the South African President  added.


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