A statement from the South African president's office said:
– South African Presidency
Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital today, 6 April, following a sustained and gradual improvement in his general condition.
The former President will now receive home based high care.
President Zuma thanks the hard working medical team and hospital staff for looking after Madiba so efficiently.
He also extended his gratitude to all South Africans and friends of the Republic in Africa and around the world for support.
Nelson Mandela has been released from hospital according to Reuters quoting African Government sources.
Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel has said that the former South African president is recovering well.
Speaking at the Ubuntu Awards and Dialogue in Johannesburg, she said:
"Everything is fine, and he's getting better and better, he is hospital simply simply because the doctors want to be absolutely sure that he is strong enough to go home and that nothing is going to recur, thank you very very very much for lifting him up, God is listening"
South African President Jacob Zuma has visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital today, and received and update on his improved condition. After the visit he said:
"Madiba is stable and we are thankful that he is responding well to treatment and that he is much better. We remain thankful for all the support to the family during this difficult time."
Nelson Mandela is responding "satisfactorily" to treatment and is making "stead progress," the South African Presidency has announced.
A statement on its website says: "President Nelson Mandela continues to make steady improvement in hospital.
"His doctors say he continues to respond satisfactorily to treatment and is much better now than he was when he was admitted to hospital on the 27th of March 2013.
"He has been visited by family and continues to make steady progress."
Nelson Mandela is continuing to experience a problem with fluid build-up in his lungs and is currently receiving treatment.
– Statement released by President Zuma's office
Former President Mandela is still in hospital where he is receiving treatment for pneumonia.
There is no significant change in his condition since the update issued last night, 31 March 2013.
He spent part of Family Day today with some members of his family, who appreciate the support they have been receiving from the public.
The granddaughter of the former South African leader Nelson Mandela has thanked the nation for their prayers. Ndileka Mandela joined thousands of people at a special thanksgiving service on Easter Sunday.
South African President Jacob Zuma thanked those who have prayed for Nelson Mandela at various Easter church services during the weekend.
We also thank all people at home and around the world, who continue to keep Madiba and his family in their thoughts and to show their love and support in various ways. We also thank foreign governments for their messages of support.
– Statement released by President Jacob Zuma's office.
The Presidency has been advised by the doctors that former President Nelson Mandela had a restful day and continues to receive treatment.
Government is satisfied that the doctors are providing the former President with the best medical care possible to enable his recovery and comfort. They have reported a further improvement in his condition.