Mandela likely to be discharged - report

2012-12-14 07:28

Pretoria - Former president Nelson Mandela was likely to be released from a private Pretoria medical facility on Friday after being hospitalised for the last six days, according to a report.

According to Eyewitness News, there were plans to move the 94-year-old from the facility to his Houghton home on Thursday, but doctors decided to keep him for one more night.

Local and international media have been camped outside the 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria since news of his hospitalisation last Saturday. Until Thursday evening, it was widely believed that Mandela had been at the hospital but the presidency declined to confirm it.

EWN reported that Mandela was not at the Military 1 Hospital and was at a private facility which was known to them.

"The name of the hospital is known by Eyewitness News, but this is not being released to respect Madiba's dignity," it said on its website.

"Several staff members... have confirmed that he has received several visitors (including) former president Thabo Mbeki, Madiba's wife Graca Machel, and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela."

Mandela was receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection.

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-12-14 07:35

    Best news of the week!!

      thutothegreat - 2012-12-14 08:39

      Great news indeed.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-14 08:58

      Sorry - I don't believe a word the government says. In any normal democracy the lies we have heard the past week would have brought down the regime.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-12-14 09:43

      squeegee.pilot, I do not believe a word this lot say. Not about anything, anymore. They lie, lie and lie some more. And to say they don't want to disturb him, the old man is non comprehendo. You could see that at his birthday party. Total Blank. I think Alzheimers.

  • henri.lombard - 2012-12-14 07:36

    godspeed, have a blessed christmas

  • TheMoMeister - 2012-12-14 07:40

    What a wicked web they weave when they practice to deceive...

      eugene.niekerk.3 - 2012-12-14 11:25

      @TheMoMeister, great Quote, Sir Walter Scott, Scottish Novelist.

  • nico.maponya - 2012-12-14 07:52

    yaaaaaaa whatever!!!

      nico.maponya - 2012-12-14 08:17

      I am more concerned about my grandfather...

      kalabafazi - 2012-12-14 08:38

      You Grandfather loves you more.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-14 09:26

      Nico, I hope you at least know where your grandfather is - the government seem to have misplaced Madiba...

  • lee.vanrensburg.9 - 2012-12-14 07:56

    the media does not even know which hospital he is in; so how can the say this???

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-12-14 08:06

      No prizes for guessing who didn't read the article to the end. "The name of the hospital is known by Eyewitness News, but this is not being released to respect Madiba's dignity," it said on its website."

  • Terri-lee Philander - 2012-12-14 08:08

    shame on u if u dnt care y did u evn comment! hope all goes well with Madiba ! i hpe he gets well soon .

  • Nitrate'angel Da'Rockas Tlhokz Mzonyane - 2012-12-14 08:11

    thanx God for hearing our prayers

  • mohau.chabeli.9 - 2012-12-14 08:15

    Wish Tata a speedy recovery. To all those who wish him dead sorry nt now bcoz hz in the hands of God. So scary hw ppl r so evil.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-12-14 08:28

    ANOTHER lie.....

  • moko.brian - 2012-12-14 08:40

    I wonder why I am seeing so many thumbs downs on comments that wish Mandela well. Do you really hate him so much? If yes, why? If there was a 100 Litre Bells bottle, i would buy it for this man, not because he is black but because of the vision he had for a non racist society. We are one...

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-14 08:53

      The AWB/Boeremamparas/Die WitWolwe/Suidlanders all waiting for the "night of the long knives" are clicking

  • welabiza.dlulane - 2012-12-14 08:42

    Long live Tata long live

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-12-14 08:57

    Well wishes to madiba!!!!!ANC liars again!!!!if they say good morning look at your watch might be evening!!!!

  • tabisa.ndamase.7 - 2012-12-14 09:05

    Rise Madiba rise. Long live Mandela long live. Amandla!

  • eugene.muller.7 - 2012-12-14 09:21

    Remember the bomb blast in Durban on the 14th of June 1986? Well i do...i was around the corner, 13 years old. no love lost here...uMkonto we Sizwe..ANC did not care, neither do i...thank you Mandela for your gift to me.

  • mmoledis - 2012-12-14 09:36

    Be well Tata and go home to relax, we love you and pary for the current ANC leaders and those in government too to can be like you.

  • jeremy.micheals.12 - 2012-12-14 09:38

    That's good news. I think that EWN is milking this. Why say " "The name of the hospital is known by Eyewitness News, but this is not being released to respect Madiba's dignity," it said on its website." Why not just be quiet about it. Ok so I also know where Madiba is. But out of respect for him I will not disclose it.

  • Shoni Rajah Mbedzi - 2012-12-14 11:13

    good news,long life Madiba long life

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