South African govt denies Mandela discharged from hospital
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South Africa's presidency on Saturday denied reports that former president Nelson Mandela had been discharged from hospital and had returned to his Johannesburg home.
Mr Mac Maharaj said he had received no word from doctors about Mr Mandela being released, as reported by the BBC and Britain's Sky television.
"I have not been told that," he told AFP.
"I don't think that is true."