Sunday, 1 September 2013
NELSON MANDELA DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL
The South African Presidency today confirmed, in a statement, that Mandela had been released saying that
South Africa's first black President (popularly referred to as Madiba) would return to his home on the outskirts of Johannesburg to receive further treatment.
Mandela, who was taken from the hospital to his home in an ambulance this morning, is described as still being "critical and at times unstable."
"[Mandela's] team of doctors are convinced that he will receive the same level of intensive care at his Houghton home that he received in Pretoria," the statement read in part.
"His home has been reconfigured to allow him to receive intensive care there. The health care personnel providing care at his home are the very same who provided care to him in hospital. If there are health conditions that warrant another admission to hospital in future, this will be done." The statement continued.
President Jacob Zuma had urged South Africans to accept that Mandela had grown old and frail, saying all they could do was pray for him.