Mandela continues recovery at home

2012-12-28 12:17

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela will continue to receive home-based medical care at his house in Houghton, the presidency said on Friday.

"I assume everything is going okay," said presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj, adding that doctors would inform him if there were any changes.

Mandela has been receiving high care at home after he was discharged from hospital on Wednesday.

On 8 December, he was flown to a Pretoria hospital from his home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape and later diagnosed with a lung infection.

He also underwent gallstone surgery during his hospital stay.

On Thursday cops, German tourists and journalists were among those spotted outside Madiba's Johannesburg home.

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

His recent hospital stay was his longest since he was released from prison over two decades ago.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-12-28 12:22

    Get well soon Tata.... You have a nation praying for you and carrying you on their hands...

      odirile.seemise - 2012-12-28 12:43

      wishing him well on every article hey, which it would seem News24 has a contract to update every 5min about Madiba. Am sure most got the picture from Mac mirage on article 5 of 68 and counting. Other news please.

  • otto.king.501 - 2012-12-28 12:36

    Wish zuma had history of lung problems and dying! Get well soon madiba

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-12-28 12:54

    Where is a picture of Mandela? I don't believe he is alive.

  • charles.kubhayi.3 - 2012-12-28 12:56

    Let him have longer years to live sothat we continue to see ourselves through him. Viva Mandela Viva!!

  • john.m.mcdowall - 2012-12-28 13:02

    Stuff him

      bongani.nxumalo.1804 - 2012-12-28 15:59

      It's not anyone's fault that u got neglected. Get a dog atleast.

      gunther.jurgens77 - 2012-12-28 20:38


  • mrova.blaza - 2012-12-28 13:03

    Am I the only one who is beginning to get tired of the Mandela story ?

  • nhlapop - 2012-12-28 13:04

    I always see people press thumbs down to other people comments wish him a speedy recover, I really don't know why. But people are entitled to their openions, talking about freedom of speech. From my point of view. Only God can predict our future. His life is in God hands. I still say get well soon Tata. What you done for this country will always be remembered.

      nhlapop - 2012-12-28 17:32

      I agree with you 100%. People must just leave him alone.spend his quality time with his family. He need some rest. He has done enought for this country. People must respect that.

  • SikRaletive - 2012-12-28 13:43

    Cant understand why the are trying to keep him alive..The poor old man needs to rest.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-28 13:44


      nhlapop - 2012-12-28 14:12

      Are u smooking Nyaope wena. Who are to decide whether he dhould die or not. Only God can decide. Bloody moron.

  • Livvi Krige - 2012-12-28 15:42

    I am one of the first to wish Madiba well, but NEWS24, do you actually think that journalism consists of copy and paste!!!!!!!! I know some journalism Students that would do better than this!!

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