Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital, the presidency has said.
“Nelson Mandela has this afternoon returned to his Johannesburg home following a successful medical examination at a Pretoria hospital,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement today.
“The doctors have completed the tests... He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team.”
The 94-year-old was admitted to a Pretoria hospital yesterday for a scheduled check-up. He spent last night there.
Maharaj said the check-up was to manage an existing condition that came at his age.
In December, Mandela underwent an operation to remove gallstones and to treat a recurring lung infection. He was then placed under home-based high care at his Houghton, Johannesburg, residence.
In January, the presidency said Mandela had made a full recovery from the surgery and continued to improve.
South Africa’s first black president has a long history of lung problems, dating back to the time when he was a political prisoner on Robben Island during apartheid. While in jail he contracted tuberculosis.