Mandela home after long hospitalisation

The office of South African President Jacob Zuma said Mandela will receive the same level of intensive care that he did in the hospital.

Written by Associated Press | Johannesburg | Published: September 2, 2013 2:37:30 am

Anti-aparthied leader Nelson Mandela went home in an ambulance on Sunday after nearly three months in a hospital that became the focus of a global outpouring of concern,but authorities said the health of the former South African president remained critical and sometimes unstable.

The office of South African President Jacob Zuma said Mandela will receive the same level of intensive care that he did in the hospital,administered by the same doctors. Zuma’s office said the team of doctors treating Mandela is “convinced that he will receive the same level of intensive care at his Houghton home that he received in Pretoria. His home has been reconfigured to allow him to receive intensive care there.” The statement also said: “If there are health conditions that warrant another admission to hospital in future,this will be done.”

Bush spokesman says sorry for ‘death’ gaffe

Washington: Jim McGrath,a spokesman for former US president George H W Bush,apologised Sunday after erroneously issuing a statement of condolence stating that Nelson Mandela had died. McGrath later explained that he circulated a prepared statement expressing Bush’s sorrow at the “death” after misreading a news alert about Mandela’s discharge from hospital. PTI

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