Mandela Leaves Hospital
94-year-old underwent 'successful' tests
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 10, 2013 11:20 AM CDT
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)

(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.

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right2dave
Mar 11, 2013 6:59 AM CDT
Ean Penn is flying to visit just as soon as he can get there. Rodman also.
GeorgeL
Mar 10, 2013 11:35 AM CDT
God bless Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest world leaders in modern history. This article didn't give his age, but he'll be 95 this coming July 18th.