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Mandela discharged from hospital


Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Friday after spending two days undergoing medical tests.
Doctors said the anti-apartheid icon had been receiving treatment for an acute respiratory infection and that he was doing well.
“Given the history of his health over the last few years and his age, these tests are necessary to provide optimal health care to him,” Surgeon General Vejaynand Ramlakan told reporters. “At this stage, the medical panel is satisfied with his recovery and he will be discharged to receive home-based care at his home.”
Mandela was hospitalised on Wednesday, triggering fears over his health. The 92-year-old has made few appearances since retiring from public life in 2004. He appeared frail when he briefly attended one match at last year’s World Cup, which was held in South Africa.
Mandela has suffered health problems in the past.
He was diagnosed with tuberculosis in the 1980s while in jail. In 2001, the man who became his country’s first black president received treatment for prostate cancer.

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