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Mandela Leaves Hospital

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

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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. (Read more Nelson Mandela stories.)

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