Messages of support for Madiba

2012-12-27 18:17

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela received messages of support from motorists passing his home in Houghton on Thursday.

"I'm happy Madiba is back at home. I wish him a happy New Year and he must push for more years," said one man before he pulled off.

A bus carrying German tourists also passed Mandela's home.

"I wish him well. We are just passing to see his place," said one passenger.

Mandela, 94, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after he had been flown to Pretoria from his Eastern Cape home on 8 December.

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

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

Journalists have converged near his home, with cameramen setting up television cameras and photographers taking pictures of cars and people passing Madiba's home.

A number of cars have lined up along the street leading to his house.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-27 19:11

    Another non-story... sigh.

      Tuyez - 2012-12-27 21:00

      Leonardb1 !! I wont be suprise if u also believe in phantom genocide, and hate the idea of a free black man. You sound just like that. Keep on hating it will never take u anywhere.

  • MSithole - 2012-12-27 19:28

    a great african statesman. Will you well Madiba

  • david.banner.104418 - 2012-12-27 19:43

    Has ANYONE besides the government actually seen the old man?

      sonia.swarts - 2012-12-27 21:13

      I have asked the question probably a hundred times. Still nothing. As the people say very dodge this situation. But time will reveal as it always does!

      nico.uys.90 - 2012-12-29 09:22

      I don't want to see him, I want to see the Almighty God.

  • lebeko - 2012-12-27 21:21

    The nation is behind you.

  • Arden Makalane - 2012-12-27 21:55

    wish this great icon speedy recovery.

  • Mtswaledi Ncamane - 2012-12-28 02:35

    We wish Tata Madiba a speedy recovery and happy 2013 many more years to come, may the good Lord be with him.

  • kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-28 10:18


  • amelia.mere - 2012-12-28 11:47

    usiphilele Tata sikuthanda ka khulu emzantsi

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