Sunday, September 1, 2013

BREAKING: Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, discharged from hospital

Former President Nelson Mandela was Sunday morning discharged from the
Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment, a statement
by the South African presidency has said. Mr. Mandela's condition
however remains critical and unstable, the statement said. "We would
like to wish him all the best as he continues his recovery at his
Johannesburg home," Mac Maharaj, spokesperson to President Jacob Zuma,
said in the statement. The statement added, "Madiba's condition
remains critical and is at times unstable. Nevertheless, his team of
doctors are convinced that he will receive the same level of intensive
care at his Houghton home that he received in Pretoria. His home has
been reconfigured to allow him to receive intensive care there. The
health care personnel providing care at his home are the very same who
provided care to him in hospital. If there are health conditions that
warrant another admission to hospital in future, this will be done.
"During his stay in hospitalfrom the 8th of June 2013, the condition
of our formerPresident vacillated between serious to critical and at
times unstable. He has received full medical support and continues to
do so. He has also received visits from family,friends and colleagues.
Despite the difficulties imposed by his various illnesses, he, as
always, displays immense grace and fortitude. "Madiba has been treated
by a large medical team from the military, academia, private sector
and other public health spheres. We thank all the health professionals
at the hospital for their dedication.Most media have also been notably
responsible and we thank them also for the maturity and understanding
that all have in general displayed. "We now call on all toallow the
former President and his family the necessary private space so that
his continuing care can proceed with dignity and without unnecessary

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