Former South African president Nelson Mandela is discharged after spending nine days in hospital. [http:--www.news24.com-news24-SouthAfrica-News-Nelson-Mandela-discharged-from-hospital-20130406 (SAPA via News24)]date=April 2020
Former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, 94, in still-fragile health, is released from the hospital in Pretoria, South Africa to receive continuing at-home care. He had had his longest period of hospitalization (more than 2 weeks) there since his 1990 release from prison, as the result of a gallstone removal operation and a lung infection. [http:--news.msn.com-world-update-mandela-released-from-hospital (MSN)]date=April 2020
Jeremy Ractliffe, former head of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, admits he kept possible blood diamonds to protect the reputations of Mandela, Naomi Campbell and the fund but that he gave them to South African police and is willing to testify at Charles Taylor's trial.
A painting in a Johannesburg shopping centre depicting an autopsy on the corpse of Nelson Mandela surrounded by nosy world leaders attracts controversy as the topic of Mandela's eventual death is taboo in South Africa.