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Mandela back home but still in critical condition

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Mandela back home but still in critical condition


Nelson Mandela has spent his first night back home after more than 80 days in hospital.

The former South African president is still in a critical condition and is expected to receive the same level of intensive care from doctors and nurses back home.

The 95-year-old was admitted to hospital at the beginning on June 8 for a recurring lung infection.

Mandela’s return home was the front page headline on all the South African daily papers. One read “Mandela’s family happy with icon’s return home.”

Outside Mandel’s house in Johannesburg, well wishers came by to pay their respects.

One local man said:” We are just very, very happy, you know Mandela is a hero, and all the country was in prayer, praying for that man to be right. So when we get confirmation that that man is back at home, so we are very very happy for that and we think that God was answering to our prayers.”

Another woman added: “It’s good to be home for Mandela. We were worried during the time he was at the hospital. Because he is the man who offered himself for us.”

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