Mandela released from hospital

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been released from hospital after "routine tests".

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Mandela released after 'successful examination'

Former President Nelson Mandela has this afternoon, 10 March 2013, returned to his Johannesburg home following a successful medical examination at a Pretoria hospital. He was admitted yesterday for a scheduled medical check-up.

The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team.

We continue to appeal for privacy for Madiba and his family.

– Statement from South African Presidency


'No reason for alarm' after Mandela enters hospital

Former President Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon, 9 March 2013, for a scheduled medical check-up to manage existing conditions in line with his age.

Doctors are conducting tests and have thus far indicated that there is no reason for any alarm.

We appeal for privacy for Madiba and his family.

– Statement on behalf of South African President Jacob Zuma
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