Mandela's hospital discharge shows 'progress': South African President Zuma
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Mr Nelson Mandela's discharge after nearly three months in hospital showed that he had made "progress", South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday, adding he is responding to treatment at home.
"I think we feel very good... that he could leave hospital which indicates the progress he has made," Mr Zuma told journalists.
"He remains critical but stable, responding to treatment," said Mr Zuma.
South Africa's first black president spent 86 days, including his 95th birthday in July, in a Pretoria hospital for a recurring respiratory illness.