Mandela out of hospital after 10 day stint

FORMER South African president and human rights campaigner Nelson Mandela has been released after being kept in hospital for 10 days.

The hospitalisation prompted worldwide concern for the Nobel Peace Prize winner's health.

The 94-year-old was able to spend Saturday night at home, as his health gradually improved.

Mr Mandela was admitted on March 27 to have fluid drained from a recurring infection of his lungs.

He was the nation's first black president in the 1990s after leading a struggle against apartheid.

A statement from current South African president Jacob Zuma thanked Mr Mandela's doctors for their work and the international community for its support.

Mr Mandela - often known affectionately as Mandiba - will now receive care at his home.


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