Transcript for Nelson Mandela Released From Hospital After 3 Months
After nearly three months in the hospital, nelson mandela is going home. The former president of south africa will be treated in his bed and home, why now, and what does this say about his health? Let's go to rob nelson. Reporter: He spent 86 days at hospital in south africa, but this morning back in his private home where he will remain under the care of doctors. The president of south africa released a statement hours ago ensuring he would receive the same level of care at home as he did in the hospital. The president said his home has been reconfigured to accommodate his medical needs, and the very same personnel will be administering the care in johannesburg. There were false reports yesterday about him being released. The actual release overnight was not a total surprise. He has been hospitalized since june 8 for a lung infection. There were serious fears that the world was about to lose this towering figure. But he has shown the same resilience and perseverance as through his life. Just weeks ago in july, the country paused to celebrate his 95th birthday, and the gaits have been adorned with posters and pictures in his honor. According to the release from the south african government, mandela has displayed grace and fortitude. This is a very sick man. He does remain in critical but stable condition.
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