It was made known that Mandela had many checkups in the past. He has had a number of ailments in the past, including tuberculosis while imprisoned on Robben Island during Apartheid.
It was also made known that the beloved former president has been on medication and is responding well to the current treatment.
Grandson Nkosi Mandla Mandela revealed that there has been a lot of anxiety in the family and that they have supported him over the years.
There is joy among South Africans and the Mandela family, as he has been discharged from hospital today to return to his home where he will continue to receive the proper medical care required.
Nelson Mandela has touched the lives of many people in South Africa and around the world.
We can only hope and pray that he has a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.