Former South African president and anti apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital.
According to a statement from the government, he’s now returned to his home in Johannesburg.
The 95 year old has been in hospital for three months, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection.
He first contracted the illness while in prison.
A man who lives near Mandela’s home said:
“I think he has lived his life and people should just let him go, because all the confusion is built around the fact that people are just trying to hold onto him. That’s why there’s so much confusion from what I see. So what I think is just let him go, let him be.”
In today’s statement Mandela’s condition is described as ‘critical …. at times unstable’.
But doctors are convinced he will receive the same intensive care at his home in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton, that he got at hospital in Pretoria.