World News – Global peace icon Nelson Mandela was back home on Sunday after spending a night in hospital for a “scheduled medical checkup”, the president’s office said.
“Former president Nelson Mandela has this afternoon… returned to his Johannesburg home following a successful medical examination at a Pretoria hospital,” said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in an emailed statement.
“The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team,” said Maharaj.
Mandela had been admitted Saturday for “a scheduled medical check-up to manage the existing conditions in line with his age”, less than three months after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones.
News of his latest hospitalisation sparked concern the 94-year-old had fallen ill again. (AFP)