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Mandela 'doing great' says daughter

Published on Dec 29, 2012 12:23 AM
 
  In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, meets with former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, 94, at his home in Qunu, South Africa. There may be no living figure so revered as Mandela around the world as a symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation, his legacy forged in the fight against apartheid, the system of white minority rule that imprisoned him for 27 years.

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Nelson Mandela is "doing great" and is enjoying time at home with his family after being discharged from hospital, his daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini told AFP on Friday.

Mandela left hospital on Wednesday, after nearly three weeks of in-patient treatment for a recurrent lung infection and surgery to have gallstones removed.

The 94-year-old is now convalescing at his Johannesburg home, where he received visits from friends, family and a handful of well-wishers delivering flowers and other gifts.

"Madiba is doing great and he is enjoying his family," Mandela-Dlamini told AFP via text message.

 
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