Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital

Source: CBS News

JOHANNESBURG Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital Wednesday, according to several reports.

Sources told CBS News he is returning to his Houghton home, where he will continue to receive medical care.

Officials had said the 94-year-old leader was improving in recent days since he was hospitalized on December 8. Mandela was diagnosed with a lung infection and underwent gallstone surgery.

Mandela, a leader of the anti-apartheid movement, has a history of lung problems. He suffered from tuberculosis towards the end of his 27-year prison term.

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