Mandela's home quiet after his return

2012-12-28 16:13

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela's Johannesburg residence was quiet on Friday following his release from hospital earlier this week.

Only a few cars with military registration plates and two private vehicles were parked at the former president's Houghton home.

A young boy, believed to be one of his great-grandchildren, was seen entering the house around 15:30 but left soon thereafter.

A few motorists slowed down and gazed at the house as they passed by, hoping to catch a glimpse of activity.

On Thursday, scores of motorists, including a German tourist bus made their way past the residence and conveyed messages of support to Madiba.

There was a media contingent outside his home, with cameramen setting up television cameras and photographers taking pictures of cars and people passing the house.

The 94-year-old was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and was reportedly receiving home-based medical care.

He was flown from his home in the Eastern Cape to a Pretoria hospital on 8 December.

Mandela was diagnosed with a lung infection and also underwent gallstone surgery.

He was hospitalised for 18 days - his longest hospital stay since he was freed from prison.

He has a history of lung problems, having suffered from tuberculosis towards the end of his 27-year stay in prison.

  • lynn.syme.1 - 2012-12-28 16:48

    Dear heavens - so there is no news and we must write that there is no news? Yet when it comes to "news" they are so secretive? Is this the future of media after the Bill of Rights?

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-28 16:49

    Get a life, whoever wrote this non-news

      Sharpman Wa Ka Machavi - 2012-12-28 17:06

      no news to report about indeed,!

  • muhammed.bhyat.12 - 2012-12-28 17:01

    An entire article to report on NOTHING! Waste of time.

  • charl.roux.16 - 2012-12-28 17:20

    Yawn...... Surely its better to report nothing when there is nothing to be reported? COME ON News24, keep up the quality of journalism!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-12-28 17:23

    Thanks for no news!

  • tim.mthimkhulu - 2012-12-28 17:42

    long live tata

      womba.wonder - 2012-12-29 02:15

      At 94 years old, that wish has already been granted.

  • Neo Lobaleng - 2012-12-28 17:47

    wt r u actually tellin us.....beta kip quite man(bad journalism)

      womba.wonder - 2012-12-29 02:15

      Kip quite? Asleep almost?

  • emmanuel.lovemoresenye - 2012-12-28 18:44

    Long live Tata long live!wi love u.

  • rooibok - 2012-12-28 21:50


  • Sphiwe - 2012-12-28 23:40

    Eeh Cant u see tourist companies and media want him dead so that they can make moola.

      womba.wonder - 2012-12-29 02:18

      Tourist companies make money? How?

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-29 14:39

    THIS IS NOT NEWS plus whoever wrote this article should "KNOW HOW TO WRITE" this is a very poorely written article!!

  • zs5zk - 2013-01-07 10:05

    Sent home to Die with the Mozambique Queen holding his Hands.

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