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Mandela back home

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 - 00:57

Sept. 1 - Still in critical condition, former South African President Nelson Mandela returns home from hospital where he was treated for a recurring lung infection. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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After nearly three months in hospital, South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela is discharged. A medical convoy arrived at his Johannesburg home Sunday, though it was not immediately clear if the former president was inside. The 95-year-old has repeatedly been hospitalized, most recently for a recurring lung infection from his time in jail under apartheid. A government statement warned he is still in critical condition and at times unstable. But some took his release as a sign his condition was improving. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN SAYING: "It's everyone's prayer in South Africa that he has to recover, and after such a long time that he's been in the hospital, it's great news and a relief that he's going home." His home in the upscale Houghton neighbourhood has been outfitted for special care, the presidency said, requesting privacy for the family.

Mandela back home

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 - 00:57

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