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Mandela discharged from hospital: Presidency

Last updated on: September 01, 2013 18:16 IST

Ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Sunday though his condition remains critical and is at times unstable, the South African Presidency said.

"Former President Nelson Mandela has on Sunday morning, September 1, 2013, been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment. We would like to wish him all the best as he continues his recovery at his Johannesburg home," President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

"Madiba's (Mandela's clan name) condition remains critical and is at times unstable. Nevertheless, his team of doctors are convinced that he will receive the same level of intensive care at his Houghton home that he received in Pretoria," the statement said.

The 95-year-old former democracy hero was hospitalised on June 8 for lung infection and has since been.

"His home has been reconfigured to allow him to receive intensive care there. The health care personnel providing care at his home are the very same who provided care to him in hospital. If there are health conditions that warrant another admission to hospital in future, this will be done," the statement said.

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