Mandela Could Be Released

    A young member of the Maitibolo Cultural Troupe, who came to dance for well-wishers in honor of Nelson Mandela, poses for well-wishers in front of a placard of Mandela, outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Sunday, July 14, 2013. South Africa's radio broadcaster Eyewitness News reported on Sunday that former president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday that he expects Nelson Mandela to soon be discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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    Nelson Mandela could be released from the hospital soon to recover at home, South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki said Sunday. Mandela, who turns 95 on Thursday, has been hospitalized for more than five weeks for a lung infection, and friends who have visited him say he is on life support. He has been listed as in critical but stable condition.

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