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

(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. (Read more Nelson Mandela stories.)

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