Mandela spends first day home

Nelson Mandela is spending his first day at home after being released from hospital following his lengthy treatment for pneumonia.

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Zuma urges South Africans not to panic about Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACAUSA.COM

President Jacob Zuma said Nelson Mandela is "responding very well to the treatment" as he urged the country not to panic.

He told BBC News: "Of course I have been saying to people, you should bear in mind Madiba is no longer that young and if he goes for check-ups every now and again, I don't think people must be alarmed about it. I would like to really say the country must not panic."

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