Mandela Discharged From The Hospital

JOHANNESBURG (April 6, 2013)--Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital after an improvement in his condition, The South African presidency said Saturday.

A statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma said Mandela, 94, was discharged on Saturday and will now receive care at his home.

He was treated for pneumonia, officials said.

Mandela was admitted to a hospital in the South African capital of Pretoria on the night of March 27.

It was his third trip to a hospital since December.

In the statement, Zuma thanked the medical team and hospital staff that looked after Mandela.

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