Welcome Home! Nelson Mandela Discharged From The Hospital!

- By Bossip Staff

We were definitely concerned that we were witnessing Mandela’s last days, but we’re glad that he’s made a recovery.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela went home from the hospital Friday after suffering an acute respiratory infection. Officials said the 92-year-old was joking with his wife and nurses, and handling the difficulties of old age “with the greatest of grace.”

Surgeon-General Vejaynand Ramlakan told reporters that the anti-apartheid icon would now receive care at home after about 48 hours in Johannesburg’s Milpark Hospital.

“It comes to us this afternoon with great joy to hear that he’s been discharged,” grandson Mandla Mandela told reporters at a hospital news conference that included Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Soon afterward, a convoy of security vehicles and a military ambulance carrying Mandela left the hospital, reaching his nearby home in minutes.

A dearth of updates since Mandela was admitted Wednesday afternoon had led to speculation and concern about his condition. Journalists have been camped outside the hospital and outside his Johannesburg home. Officials said Friday that Mandela’s office has received more than 10,000 messages of support and well wishes, including from President Barack Obama.

Keep on pushin’ good brotha, we need your inspiration and wisdom in these trying times throughout the world.


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  • daisy jay


    Am I the only one that thinks he’s……..kinda cute for an old man? Lol Lord forgive me for thinking that, but I can’t help it! He’s got a purrtty smile, too ehe he he OKAY I’M DONE!

    But seriously folks, I’m glad to see that he’s doing okay. I’m willing to bet that he could probably last another decade

  • Khalilah

    Lol Daisy Jay you a fool lol. Very happy to hear he is home doing well and in good spirits!!!

    • daisy jay

      Lma I’m serious! For a while I was like “oh, he’s a handsome man”. Then it turned into….”d@mn if I was in my 70s and on Medicare, he could get it everyday of the week and twice on sunday” ahhhhhh I think I’m hyper this morning! Just…act like I’m not saying this! I don’t mean to be disrespectful because I definitely look up to him, but come on! He’s cute! But….too old for me hahah

  • GhanaianBella

    I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • if anything be noble

    Me too.

  • tg

    God Bless YOU, Mandela.

  • theone

    Greatest man of our generation. get better!

  • Wendy

    Long live Mandela!!!! get better!

  • afro british

    welcome back tata,siyakuthanda.get well soon.

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