(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital on Saturday following a sustained and gradual improvement in his condition, according to a release from President Jacob Zuma.
Mandela was in the hospital for ten days while being treated for pneumonia. Mandela has a history of lung problems, and this was his third health scare in four months.
He has returned to his house, where he will now receive home based high care.
In a statement, Zuma thanked the hard working medical team and hospital staff for looking after Mandela so efficiently.
Zuma also extended his gratitude to all those who gave their support.
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