Nelson Mandela Returns Home After Checkup

The South African icon's doctors say his ailments are "in line with his age."

Mandela at Sydney University in 2000 (David Gray/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela has returned to his Johannesburg, South Africa, home after a short stay in the hospital for checkup on Saturday, reports ABC News.

Officials said that Mandela, 94, was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on Saturday for routine medical tests and to "manage existing conditions in line with his age."

"The doctors have completed the tests. He is well and as before, his health remains under the management of the medical team," a spokesman for the South African President's office said.

In December, the anti-Apartheid activist was hospitalized for 18 days. He was treated for gallstones and a lung infection.

Read more at ABC News.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. 

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.