Nelson Mandela leaves hospital

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital, the presidency has confirmed. The 95-year-old's condition is said to remain "critical and at times unstable".

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Presidency thanks hospital staff for Madiba's care

The South African Presidency has thanked those who have cared for Nelson Mandela during his long hospital stay.

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 to allow the former President and his family the necessary private space so that his continuing care can proceed with dignity and without unnecessary intrusion.

– South African Presidency

Nelson Mandela's home adapted ahead of his return

A statement on the South African presidency website explains that Mandela's home in Johannesburg has been adapted ahead of his return.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela. Credit: Reuters

It reads: "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."

Nelson Mandela's condition 'remains critical'

Former President Nelson Mandela has this morning, 1 September 2013, been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment. We would like to wish him all the best as he continues his recovery at his Johannesburg home.

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.

– The South African Presidency

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