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Mandela Discharged From Hospital

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The office of South Africa's president says former South African president Nelson Mandela has been released from the hospital.

The report Sunday comes one day after false reports that he had been released on Saturday.

A statement from Jacob Zuma's office now says Mr. Mandela was discharged Sunday from a Pretoria hospital to continue his recovery at his home in Johannesburg. He was admitted to the hospital on June 8 for a recurring lung infection.

The statement said Mr. Mandela, who is 95, "remains critical and is at times unstable," and his home has been "reconfigured to allow him to receive intensive care there."



Mr. Mandela has been in and out of the hospital for much of the past year.

The former president is revered in South Africa and beyond for his role in ending official racial discrimination and white minority rule. After spending 27 years in prison, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elected South African's first black president the following year.

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