Nelson Mandella Recovers From Surgical Procedure, Lung Infection
Mandela was discharged from hospital on December 26 after undergoing an operation to remove gallstones and treatment of a recurring lung infection. Information indicates that he continues to receive high care at his Houghton home and his daily routine is being gradually re-established.
On Thursday, Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, told AFP the former South African president “is healed and is stronger than before”.
Mandela served as South African president from 1994 to 1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected president, he served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island off Cape Town. Towards the end of his prison term, he developed tuberculosis, which is blamed for the recurrence of his latest lung infection.