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S. Africa's Mandela discharged from hospital: Government

Published on Dec 27, 2012 6:02 AM
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A picture taken on June 17, 2010 shows former South African President Nelson Mandela in Sandton. Mr Mandela has been discharged from hospital, ending a nearly three-week stay during which he was treated for a lung infection and had surgery to remove gallstones, the government said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital, ending a nearly three-week stay during which he was treated for a lung infection and had surgery to remove gallstones, the government said on Wednesday.

The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been moved to his Johannesburg home. He has been in frail health for several years.

"He will undergo home-based high care at his... home until he recovers fully," the government said in a statement issued by the presidency.

"We request a continuation of the privacy consideration in order to allow for the best possible conditions for full recovery," it said, without offering further details.

 
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