Published Sunday, 01 September 2013
Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital. (© Getty)
The South African Presidency confirmed that Mandela would be receiving medical treatment at his home in Houghton.
"We would like to wish him all the best as he continues his recovery at his Johannesburg home," a spokesperson said.
"Madiba's (Mandela's clan name) condition remains critical and is at times unstable," they added.
The same healthcare personnel who cared for the former President will provide intensive care at his home, but the leader could be admitted to hospital again if his condition "warrants another admission".
Mandela was admitted into hospital on 8 June with a lung infection and during his stay his condition "vacillated between serious to critical and at times unstable".
He received support from visits by family, friends and colleagues.
"Despite the difficulties imposed by his various illnesses, he, as always, displays immense grace and fortitude," the Presidency statement added.
The Presidency thanked the large medical team from the military, academia, private sector and other public health spheres for their dedication in treating Mandela.
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