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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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'Further improvement' in Mandela's condition

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.

– Statement released by President Jacob Zuma's office.

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