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Winnie Mandela discharged from hospital after kidney infection

By Reuters | Published Wed, January 31st 2018 at 11:15, Updated January 31st 2018 at 11:28 GMT +3
Anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Johannesburg: South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of late President Nelson Mandela, was discharged from hospital on Tuesday after being treated for a kidney infection, a spokesman for the Mandela family said in a statement.

Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital around 10 days ago. She has been in and out of hospital since 2016 for back and knee surgery.

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"I'm pleased to be going back home where I'll be able to rest and fully recuperate from the short illness," the statement quoted Madikizela-Mandela as saying.

During her ex-husband's 27-year imprisonment for his fight against apartheid, Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for his release and the rights of black South Africans, undergoing arrest and banishment. White minority rule ended in 1994.