Nelson Mandela, pictured last year
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Nelson Mandela discharged from Johannesburg hospital

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital where he spent two nights.

Surgeon General Vejaynand Ramlakan said Mr Mandela, 92, was suffering from ailments that were common in people his age but was in good spirits.

On Friday Mr Ramlakan said Mr Mandela had suffered a respiratory infection, but was responding well to treatment and would be receiving home-based care.

The BBC's Karen Allen reports from Johannesburg.

  • 28 Jan 2011