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Nelson Mandela discharged from the hospital

JOHANNESBURG — Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after an improvement in his health following treatment for pneumonia, the South African presidency said.

The statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma said there had been ‘‘a sustained and gradual improvement’’ in the condition of 94-year-old Mandela, who was admitted to a hospital on the night of March 27.

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