Mandela to receive 'home based' care

A statement from the South African president's office said:

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.

– South African Presidency

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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.