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Mandela rests at Houghton home

2012-12-27 11:00

Johannesburg - The doctors treating Nelson Mandela believe he should remain in Johannesburg for now to be close to medical facilities that can provide care to the 94-year-old.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Thursday that doctors think it is "necessary and good" that Mandela, who was released from a hospital Wednesday evening, stay in his home in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton.

Maharaj spoke to television news channel eNCA.

In recent years, Mandela has lived in the village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province, where he grew up. Mandela was admitted on December 8 to a hospital, where he was treated for a lung infection and also had a procedure to remove gallstones.

Comments
  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-27 11:12

    Sensible advice.. Must have been difficult for Mac the Mirage to repeat it..

  • osmaseko - 2012-12-27 11:17

    So what?

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-27 11:37

    What else is new? Scrapping the bottom of the barel to fill up the pages and get adverts?

  • boere.fool - 2012-12-27 11:43

    ....very fragile....what's up with all the fussssss,leave the poor Mandela alone News24.My grandfather is sick please report about him,he's Mandela's age.

      phahla.matwa - 2012-12-27 13:08

      Who is ur grandpa. (Unknown)nobody. Mandela is known even by ur unborn child.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-27 16:01

      @phahla he is also known to your unknown daddy

  • lucy.bush.9231 - 2012-12-27 11:45

    If only Mr Mandela was a young man , he would sort the ANC and our country out. I don't believe that this is the South Africa that he fought for. I don't believe that he set his life aside for the mess that were in. I respect Mr Mandela, I think that he is a very special man for SA and the world. I dispise the way the ANC have ruined his life's work, I despise the ANC for using Madiba as a tool to steal from the wealthy whites of South Africa. Mr Mandela , you are a saint. Thank you for saving our country from civil war, thank you for seeing what we were not able to see, thank you for putting your life aside for ALL of us. Alas, the ANC have ruined your work. We love you Madiba, please get well soon.

  • Twolips - 2012-12-27 11:47

    Caring for NM at home just makes sense. He will have 24/7 care from specialist staff in more peaceful surroundings. The hospital will also be relieved to get rid of the extra security staff stationed there while NM was being cared for.

  • bosepa.bjampja - 2012-12-27 11:48

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  • PeterTracey - 2012-12-27 11:57

    Ag shame, Mandela looking every bit his age, wish people could let him rest in peace now....

      mike.rockey - 2012-12-27 12:13

      Hey Pete I doubt very much that photo was taken today.

  • reine.marais - 2012-12-27 12:30

    This is a man who has explored the heights, the depths and the breadths of all of humanity. I wonder sometimes how he feels about South Africa now. He must be in a lot of pain about what his efforts have wrought. Let's grant him grace now. Let him convalesce in peace.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-12-27 12:32

    they dont cal me die hard for nothing

  • Tello Moleko - 2012-12-27 13:12

    @mark,no toys around u?

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  • Ogunpolu Olabisi - 2013-12-06 18:45

    May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  • Vincent Teboho - 2014-02-13 18:38

    May his soul rest in peace

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