JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Nelson mandela was discharged from hospital Saturday after a 10-day stay during which the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was treated for pneumonia, the South African government said. His release was decided “following a sustained and gradual improvement in his general condition,” presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. Shortly later, an ambulance and black security vehicle arrived at the Johannesburg home of the frail former president, where the government said he will continue to receive “high care.” mandela was rushed to hospital before midnight on March 27, suffering from a recurrence of a lung infection.