Ottawa Citizen

Man­dela re­leased from hospi­tal


Former South African pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela was re­leased Wed­nes­day from hospi­tal af­ter be­ing treated for a lung in­fec­tion and hav­ing gall­stones re­moved, a government spokesman said. The 94-yearold anti-apartheid icon will con­tinue to re­ceive med­i­cal care at home. Man­dela had been in the hospi­tal since Dec. 8. In re­cent days, of­fi­cials have said he was im­prov­ing and in good spir­its, but doc­tors have taken ex­tra­or­di­nary care with his health be­cause of his age. The No­bel lau­re­ate will re­ceive “home-based high care,” said pres­i­den­tial spokesman Mac Ma­haraj.

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