Sept. 2 - South African former president Nelson Mandela is back home but his condition remains critical. Paul Chapman reports.
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The streets outside Nelson Mandela's Johannesburg home appeared quiet on Monday but passers-by were relieved at the news he's out of hospital.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT FELLY THSEBENGU SAYING:
"We are just very happy, you know, Mandela is a hero and all the country was in prayer, praying for the man to be right.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT MOSEMKULI MABASO SAYING:
"I'm very happy because he spent a long time in hospital."
Newspaper headlines trumpeted the former president's departure from hospital after three months with a recurring lung infection.
But the man elected South Africa's first black president isn't in the clear yet.
Even at home he still needs intensive care.
His condition is said to remain critical and at times unstable.