As Mandela goes home, tweet of demise untrue
By From Wire Reports
Published: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, 95, went home in an ambulance on Sunday after a nearly three-month hospital stay that became the focus of a global outpouring of concern.
Authorities cautioned, however, that the health of the former South African president remained critical and, at times, unstable.
The return of the leader of the anti-apartheid movement to his home in an affluent neighborhood of Johannesburg allows his family to share time with him.
Meanwhile, former President George H.W. Bush's office mistakenly announced the death of Mandela in the morning.
“The 41 stmnt sent this morning was the result of my mis-reading the header on the WaPo news flash. Stupid mistake by me. Apologies to all.” Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, tweeted.
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