Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

The 94-year-old was in hospital for nine days

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Nelson Mandela, 94, has been discharged from hospital.

The former South African president, 94, spent nine days under treatment for pneumonia. It was his third trip to a hospital since December.

A statement from the office of the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said: "(He) has been discharged from hospital today, 6 April, following a sustained and gradual improvement in his general condition."

President Zuma thanked "the hard-working medical team."