Madiba discharged from hospital

2012-02-26 14:39

Pretoria - Former president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Sunday, the Presidency said.

"The doctors have decided to send him home as the diagnostic procedure he underwent did not indicate anything seriously wrong with him," it said in a statement.

"President Zuma thanks the public for the good wishes and support."

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2012-02-26 14:44

    He is made from pure steel, defies 27yrs of abuse @ the hands of his jailers. Viva Madiba Viva

      Thanuj Thulsie - 2012-02-26 15:41

      very true,it it was not for prison he wud have not come so far,prison made him hard & therefore he is going strong

  • Mboneli - 2012-02-26 14:48

    That great and let's hope that he better than before.Siyabulela tata.

      kgomotso.radise - 2012-02-26 15:14

      Should we buy this or it’s their way of making media dormant. Nonetheless I just hope and wish his OK

  • acsteyn - 2012-02-26 15:08

    Bullet proof. Chef, cook Madiba his favourite Malay Curry, a little Sherry before and an early night. mmmmmmmmm Perhaps a balls of rum and raison ice cream won't do any harm with nice warm tea. Rooibos naturally.

      Ken - 2012-02-26 19:41

      Don't know whether I should up or down, but I am a down for terrorist.

  • Matanje - 2012-02-26 15:19

    Good news! May he stay healthy. People have lived to age 120. Why can't he?

      Ken - 2012-02-26 19:41

      Hope not.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-08 21:58

      How very rude, Ken.

  • Kusleg - 2012-02-26 15:31

    You refuse junk foods madala...stick to only pure traditional foods and some bit of exercise and the madiba dance fun for your grand kids. Happy you are recovering in an encouraging way.

  • Julie - 2012-02-26 15:32

    Maybe he had an enema and is feeling good again.........

  • gustavlt - 2012-02-26 15:33

    Strongz Tata!

  • Maurene - 2012-02-26 15:50

    Love & light to Madiba.

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-02-26 16:00

    ^___^ wonderful news! VIVA Madiba ! rest well!

  • NlggaWitattitude - 2012-02-26 19:29

    Moral of the story.. YOU CANT KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN

  • Ken - 2012-02-26 19:44

    Canis Afrikanus.

  • mixymoo - 2012-02-27 06:10

    GREAT stuff.. Long live Madiba.. Peace, Light and Gods grace!

  • malcolm - 2012-02-27 07:09

    He received first rate treatment and hospital care from the apartheid regime, when he was in jail. This probably assisted him with his good health. Most likely he has lived an extra 27 years longer than he would have if he had not been jailed. Personally, I would still like to see him treated in a government hospital. After all it was one of the first promises Mandela made, to bring good health care into the reach of all South Africans when he became president of the ANC led government. 17 years later and we are still waiting. He would have to spend around 3 weeks in a hospital bed before they did any procedures on him. At least he would feel at home though. He would get to see chickens strutting along the corridors. Yes, our government hospitals have chickens running around all over the place.

      Ingi - 2012-02-27 07:43

      I agree with you Malcolm. Your comment is very thought prevoking and I thank you for it. You really do have a very good point there, Mandela did promise good care for all South Africans along with all sorts of other promises like safety as well. Sadly I find it hard to believe that we are really any better off regarding the care of our Citizens. Take crime for instance, I can tell you of 31 instances that have happened to just my circle of family and friends in the last 17 years not to mention all the thousands of other people in South Africa who have been victims as well. The harm which that alone has done to our image in the bigger picture is horrifying. The money which we spend on security could so better be used to improve our lives, our hospitals, our Country, therefore benefiting everybody in our Rainbow Nation. It's a disgrace and a bloody tragedy!!!

  • Mark - 2012-02-27 07:31

    I am glad that he only served one term as president. If he had seized power in 1980 he would have probably turned out just as bad as Mugabe. Mugabe also said all the right words to placate white fear and buy over the Americans and Europeans for the first five or six years of his misrule, only to turn into the racist monster that he is today. As for 'Madiba', by 1994 he was so feeble and pretty much let Mbeki run the show from 1996. What has he done since then to further human rights? Where has he been with his talk of 'reconciliation' while Malema has been running around spreading hate from coast to coast for the last five years? Where were his statements pleading with people to stop the xenophobic attacks? The homophobic 'corrective rapes'? The rape of children and the burning of old women as 'witches'? Useless! Don't tell me that he's 'to old'. He is fit enough to be wheeled out like some pathetic ANC mascot every election, and he recently made a statement, through his office, about the death of Whitney Houston. But he can't be bothered to say things that can really help our country progress. I hope he is happy with what he has done, and all that he has left undone. May he live forever.

      Pur - 2012-02-27 09:17

      Unlike so many, once he retired from the Presidency he didn't try and run things from behind the scenes. He stepped down gracefully. He should be admired, not criticised.

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