Messages of support for Madiba

2012-12-27 18:17
Nelson Mandela (Picture: AP)

Nelson Mandela (Picture: AP)

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Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela received messages of support from motorists passing his home in Houghton on Thursday.

"I'm happy Madiba is back at home. I wish him a happy New Year and he must push for more years," said one man before he pulled off.

A bus carrying German tourists also passed Mandela's home.

"I wish him well. We are just passing to see his place," said one passenger.

Mandela, 94, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after he had been flown to Pretoria from his Eastern Cape home on 8 December.

He was diagnosed with a lung infection and also underwent gallstone surgery.

Mandela has a history of lung problems, having suffered from tuberculosis towards his end of his 27-year stay in prison.

Journalists have converged near his home, with cameramen setting up television cameras and photographers taking pictures of cars and people passing Madiba's home.

A number of cars have lined up along the street leading to his house.

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