(PETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital on Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from the South African President’s office.
Mandela, 94, has “returned to his Johannesburg home following a successful medical examination at a Pretoria hospital,” the statement said.
“The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team,” a spokesman for the South African President’s office said.
The former president was admitted to the hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up.
In December, the anti-Apartheid activist was hospitalized for 18 days. He was treated for gallstones and a lung infection.
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Michael Pearson and Steve Almasy, CNN
Kareem Khadder, CNN
Angela Dewan and Euan McKirdy, CNN
Rafael Romo and Patrick Gillespie, CNN