Medical vehicles have been seen at the home of Nelson Mandela. It is not clear at this stage whether the former South African President was inside the vehicle that drove inside the grounds of the Johannesburg home.
Mandela had been in hospital since June 8 for the treatment of a recurring lung infection.
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.
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.