Mandela out of hospital

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital after an improvement in his condition, the office of South African President Jacob Ziuma said on Saturday.

Mandela, the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid icon, would now receive care at his home, Mr Zuma's office said in a statement.

Officials say he was being treated for pneumonia.

Mandela was admitted to a hospital in the capital Pretoria on the night of March 27. It was his third trip to a hospital since December.

In the statement, Zuma thanked the medical team and hospital staff that looked after Mandela.

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