Family joyous after Mandela is discharged
Saturday 29 January 2011
The former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital yesterday after receiving treatment for an acute respiratory infection.
Officials said that the 92-year-old had joked with his wife and nurses, and was handling the "difficulties of old age with the greatest of grace".
Vejaynand Ramlakan, the country's Surgeon-General, said the former leader would receive further care at home after his 48-hour stay at Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital. He added that Mr Mandela was in a stable condition and had not been on a respirator.
"It comes to us this afternoon with great joy to hear that he's been discharged," Mr Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, told reporters.
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
Ball pool for adults opens in London
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A reputable organisation within the leisure i...
£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: I am currently working in partnersh...
£96000 - £200000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Looking for a better earning p...
£32000 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A rapidly expanding company in ...