Mandela discharged from hospitalFebruary 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was Sunday discharged from hospital after doctors declared nothing was “seriously wrong” with his health, the government said in a statement.
The 93-year-old Mandela was hospitalised Saturday after doctors advised specialist medical attention for a long-standing abdominal complaint.
“Madiba has had a long-standing abdominal complaint and doctors feel it needs proper specialist medical attention,” South African President Jacob Zuma was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.
Zuma’s spokesman Mac Maharaj said the hospital admission was pre-planned and “not a major issue”.
Mandela last appeared in public at the final of the football World Cup hosted by South Africa in July 2010.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, a year before he was elected the country’s first black president in South Africa’s first all-race vote. He served one term before stepping down in 1999.
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