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Nelson Mandela discharged from Johannesburg hospital

Mandela was undergoing treatment for an abdominal area problem.

Written by Agencies | Johannesburg | Published: February 27, 2012 3:34:50 pm

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital here,after undergoing treatment for an abdominal area problem.

According to hospital doctors and the presidency on Sunday,Mandela was in “good health” and he had a “good night”s rest”.

“The doctors have decided to send him home as the diagnostic procedure he underwent did not indicate anything seriously wrong with him,” a statement said.

President Jacob Zuma said he was making good progress.

“He is surrounded by his family and is relaxed and comfortable. The doctors are happy with the progress he is making,” Zuma said while thanking all South Africans for their love and support of Madiba.

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