Mandela rests at Houghton home

2012-12-27 11:00

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Johannesburg - The doctors treating Nelson Mandela believe he should remain in Johannesburg for now to be close to medical facilities that can provide care to the 94-year-old.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Thursday that doctors think it is "necessary and good" that Mandela, who was released from a hospital Wednesday evening, stay in his home in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton.

Maharaj spoke to television news channel eNCA.

In recent years, Mandela has lived in the village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province, where he grew up. Mandela was admitted on December 8 to a hospital, where he was treated for a lung infection and also had a procedure to remove gallstones.

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