Mandela Leaves Hospital

94-year-old underwent 'successful' tests

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 10, 2013 11:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nelson Mandela left a hospital after "successful" medical tests and returned to his home in Johannesburg today, the spokesman for South Africa's president said. The former president and anti-apartheid leader was admitted yesterday to a hospital in Pretoria, the capital. "The doctors have completed the tests," a spokesman said in a statement. "He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team."

The African National Congress, South Africa's ruling party, had earlier released a statement saying it believed Mandela was in "capable and competent hands." Mandela, who has become increasingly frail in recent years, was hospitalized for nearly three weeks in December. At that time, he was treated for a lung infection and had a surgical procedure to remove gallstones.

FILE  -  May 16, 2011 file photo supplied by the South African Government Communications and Information Services, GCIS, showing former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel  at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela was admitted to a hospital on Saturday March 9 2013 for a...
FILE - May 16, 2011 file photo supplied by the South African Government Communications and Information Services, GCIS, showing former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel...   (Elmond Jiyane)
In this May 11, 1999 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, is photographed in Cape Town, South Africa.
In this May 11, 1999 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, is photographed in Cape Town, South Africa.   (Uncredited)
FILE - This Dec. 11, 2012 shows a mural depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela in Alexandra township,  north of  Johannesburg.  Mandela was admitted to a hospital on Saturday, March 9 2013, for a scheduled medical check-up and doctors say there is no cause for alarm, the president's office...
FILE - This Dec. 11, 2012 shows a mural depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela in Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg. Mandela was admitted to a hospital on Saturday, March 9...   (Themba Hadebe)
The face of former South African President Nelson Mandela is pictured on a mural with other South African apartheid freedom fighters, not pictured, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, March 10, 2013.  South Africa's presidency says Nelson Mandela has spent a night in the hospital after he...
The face of former South African President Nelson Mandela is pictured on a mural with other South African apartheid freedom fighters, not pictured, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, March...   (Schalk van Zuydam)
A homeless man walks past a mural depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela, top left, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, March 10, 2013.  South Africa's presidency says Nelson Mandela has spent a night in the hospital after he was admitted for tests. Presidential spokesman Mac...
A homeless man walks past a mural depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela, top left, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, March 10, 2013. South Africa's presidency says Nelson...   (Schalk van Zuydam)
Children play beneath a giant statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela, center back, on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, Sunday, March 10, 2013.  Mandela, spent a night in a hospital after he was admitted for scheduled tests, the presidency said Sunday.
Children play beneath a giant statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela, center back, on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Mandela, spent a night in...   (Denis Farrell)
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, left,  is pictured on a mural with South African apartheid freedom fighter Steve Biko, right, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, March 10, 2013.  South Africa's presidency says Nelson Mandela has spent a night in the hospital after he was admitted...
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, is pictured on a mural with South African apartheid freedom fighter Steve Biko, right, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, March 10, 2013....   (Schalk van Zuydam)
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