Mandela 'could soon be discharged from hospital'

Former South African President Nelson Mandela. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Nelson Mandela could be discharged from hospital to recuperate at home, a former South African president said.

Thabo Mbeki said he thought the ant-apartheid leader would be going home soon, South Africa's Eyewitness News said.


Mandela 'responds to treatment'

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "responding to treatment", according to an official statement tonight, but is still in a critical condition in hospital.