Mandela Released From Hospital

94-year-old was treated for pneumonia

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 6, 2013 8:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nelson Mandela is out of the hospital after being treated for pneumonia. A statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma says the 94-year-old Mandela was discharged today after a "sustained and gradual improvement in his general condition" and will receive care at his home. The former South African president was admitted to a hospital in the South African capital of Pretoria on March 27, his third trip to a hospital since December.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela celebrates his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa, last year.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela celebrates his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa, last year.   (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
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