Nelson Mandela Heads Home After 86 Days in Hospital

Former South African president continues recuperating with medical staff at home
1:02 | 09/01/13

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A word tonight about a beloved leader. Nelson mandela. He went home from the hospital in south africa today, brought by ambulance, where he will be watch closely. Abc's rob nelson is in johannesonight. Reporter: Good evening, david. After 86 days in the hospital, nelson mandela is back here in his home behind me tonight. He was released in the wee hours of sunday morning and brought here to his private home. The government says his home has now been reconfigured to accommodate his medical needs and that the same personnel from the hospital will be the ones monitoring his health while he's here. Mandela, of course, turned 95 years old back in july. At this point, he remains in critical but stable condition after first going to the HOSPITAL BACK ON JUNE 8th. Doctors say his condition at times does become unstable but overall, he's remained resilient throughout this ordeal and has responded well to his treatment. Family members we spoke to tonight said they are happy and relieved he is finally back home, but of course, the big question still remains. Has mandela come home because he's actually doing better, or has he come home to live out his last days?

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