Mandela 'back to his daily routine'

2012-02-27 15:38

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela is recuperating at home and back to his daily routine, the presidency said on Monday.

"Mandela has resumed his normal day-to-day life," spokesperson Harold Maloka said.

"He is recuperating at home with the support of his family."

The presidency said it would not be providing any further updates on Mandela at this stage.


"The presidency thanks the media for support and co-operation, as well as messages of support and well wishes that continue to reach the presidency through the Presidential Hotline," said Maloka.

Mandela was discharged on Sunday after spending a night in hospital.

President Jacob Zuma said he was making good progress and had a good night's rest.

"The doctors have assured us that there is nothing to worry about and that Madiba is in good health," he said.

"He is surrounded by his family and is relaxed and comfortable. The doctors are happy with the progress he is making."

Zuma said the 93-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner had undergone a diagnostic procedure on Saturday to determine the cause of his long-standing abdominal complaint.

  • Johan - 2012-02-27 15:50

    I like Madiba, but we must all accept the fact that people die. No one is immortal. Not even Madiba. He is a man of a very senior age now. Let him live his last days in peace without getting hysterical about every sign of bad health.

      Tanie - 2012-02-27 18:02


      Tanie - 2012-02-27 18:02


      Ingi - 2012-02-27 21:38

      Thank you Johan, well said. It's time the Govt. starting grooming 'the people' for the day when Madiba does go. We are all going to go and it's not going to made any easier if there is blind panic and hysteria. I sometimes wonder whether the hype which occurs when Madiba is 'off colour' is just a good excuse to 'perform'!!! Mr Zuma, you MUST start preparing for this eventuality, for God's sake, we have enough to contend with in every day life without falling in a heap when we should all be at our strongest, for Madiba's sake!!!

  • Juan - 2012-02-27 16:33

    And also in the news: Mandela just finished his lunch, Mandela just had a nap, Mandela just came back from the toilet, Mandela just brushed his teeth. Do we really need to know all this crap, is it really newsworthy, news24????

  • Natascha Nicole Taurer - 2012-02-27 16:46

    Who cares? Surely there are more newsworthy things happening?!?

      Kathy - 2012-02-27 17:53

      Did it ever occur to you that there are many people who love and respect Madiba for what he did for SA and that we are interested to know how he is progressing.

      Tanie - 2012-02-27 18:04

      Kathy, keep educating or give her a bus fare to the camps.Is she 13-19 years and africanner? she sounds like she fits that category.

  • Melanie Purge - 2012-02-27 17:36

    did u ever report to us b4 on what are his daily routines?enough about this old boy

  • Yolanda - 2012-02-28 07:29

    My grandad is 93 years old. His daily routine includes sleeping, eating, watching TV, going to the bathroom. I wonder what Madiba's daily routine includes.

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