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Nelson Mandela discharged from South Africa hospital

6 April 2013 Last updated at 22:52 BST

Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after treatment for pneumonia, South Africa's government has said.

In a statement it said there had been "a sustained and gradual improvement in his general condition".

The 94-year-old was admitted on 27 March for a recurring infection of the lungs and had fluid drained from them.

Andrew Harding reports.