Nelson Mandela Gone to His Johannesburg Home

Posted on 02 Sep 2013 at 12:21pm

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Nelson Mandela has left hospital and has gone to his Johannesburg home, where he is continuing to receive intensive care, the South African presidency says on its website.

The announcement came a day after officials denied reports that the 95-year-old had already been discharged. The statement says Mr Mandela condition remains critical and at times unstable.

South Africa’s first democratically elected president has been in hospital since June with a lung infection. Mr Mandela’s lung condition is said to result from the tuberculosis he contracted during the 27 years he spent in prison for taking up arms against white minority rule. He is been hospitalised four times in the past year and his latest stay lasted 84 days.