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To say that Nelson Mandela looked alert or robust would be an overstatement. But "healthy ... considering" isn't a bad assessment, given that the man the world most admires is almost 95 years old and has just recovered from pneumonia.
Six members of the ruling ANC's top brass went to see him this morning, accompanied by a camera from state television.
"They found President Mandela in good shape and in good spirits", a party official said.
Many South Africans will be cheered by the sight of Mr Mandela sitting upright, at home and apparently comfortable.
But some will find the video to be an uncomfortable watch and will wonder whether he might have less to gain from this meeting than his visitors do.
Nelson Mandela was "in good shape and spirits" during a visit by President Jacob Zuma and other South African party leaders, the ruling African National Congress has said.
Footage broadcast on South Africa's SABC TV shows Mandela during the visit at his Johannesburg home:
This is the first time Mandela has been seen publicly since he was discharged from hospital earlier this month.
Nelson Mandela looked "relaxed and well" during a visit by President Jacob Zuma and other party leaders, South Africa's SABC TV reported.
The station, which will broadcast footage of the visit, has posted a picture of Mandela at his Johannesburg home:
Nelson Mandela is in "good shape and good spirits", South Africa's ruling African National Congress has said, after a visit by President Jacob Zuma and other party leaders.
In the first update on his condition since he was discharged from hospital in early April, a statement said:
"After receiving a briefing from the medical team, the national officials are satisfied that President Mandela is in good health and is receiving the very best medical care".
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."