Nelson Mandela Released From South African Hospital
South African President Jacob Zuma asked the world to pray for Mandela who, at 94 years old, has run into reoccurring health issues.
According to a statement from Zuma’s office, Madela’s condition has improved, but he will require further treatment. “The former President will now receive home-based care,” the statement said.
He has been hospitalized three times since last December.
Leading up to this most recent stay, Mandela spent 18 days in the hospital for a lung infection, only to be readmitted for further testing.
His illness has shown how close the country is to its most well-known leader, with many offering him well wishes and a speedy recovery.
After serving 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid, Mandela was freed in 1990. He became president of South Africa in 1994, serving only one term.