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Nelson Mandela is discharged from the hospital
CNN ^ | Wed December 26, 2012 | Kim Norgaard

Posted on 12/26/2012 10:11:28 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Mandela released from hospital

Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) -- Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital and will continue receiving treatment at his home in Houghton, a spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma told CNN on Wednesday.

Mandela, 94, was treated for an acute respiratory infection in 2011. He was hospitalized for a lung infection on December 8; and on December 15, he underwent surgery for removal of gallstones.

Mandela has not appeared in public since the 2010 World Cup hosted in his country.

During the time of apartheid in South Africa, Mandela was convicted of sabotage and was imprisoned for 27 years until 1990.

He and former President F.W. de Klerk, who dismantled apartheid, shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. A year later, Mandela became the nation's first black president.

South Africa last month issued banknotes bearing the picture of Mandela.

Despite his rare public appearances in recent years, Mandela retains his popularity and is considered a hero of democracy in the nation.

South Africans celebrated his 94th birthday in July by participating in good deeds nationwide to honor the legacy of the famous statesman.

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1 posted on 12/26/2012 10:11:32 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Famous statesman” my foot. That’s the face of a terrorist.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 10:13:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: MinorityRepublican

And.....this is news?


3 posted on 12/27/2012 3:12:09 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: MinorityRepublican

SPJNK.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 3:22:17 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy and Healthy New Year!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I think he was discharged from somewhere else.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 3:58:55 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Damn! Here’s to hoping that the grim reaper gets another commie before the new year.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 5:36:17 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Look for the UNION label.....then buy something else!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’’ll bite. How is he a terrorist?


7 posted on 12/27/2012 5:52:42 AM PST by sakic
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To: Olog-hai

I’’ll bite. How is he a terrorist?


8 posted on 12/27/2012 5:54:33 AM PST by sakic
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To: sakic

George Washington was a terrorist. So was Nelson Mandela. All “freedom fighters” are terrorists.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 12:20:06 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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The hero of all politically corrected "conservatives."
10 posted on 12/28/2012 12:24:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
South Africa under Apartheid was ruled by a brutal, racist regime. Sure, you might argue that the economy was better off when the Whites were dominant but let's face it, there's no need to glamorize the Afrikaner regime who used force to oppress the majority in the country.

Having that said, yeah the country is messed up today. If I was an Afrikaner, I would pack my bags right now.

11 posted on 12/28/2012 4:21:52 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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