After nearly three months in hospital, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has been discharged.
A medical convoy arrived at Mandela’s Johannesburg home Sunday, though it was not immediately clear if he was inside.
The 95-year-old has been hospitalized repeatedly, most recently for a recurring lung infection from his time in jail under apartheid.
A government statement said he is still in critical condition and at times unstable.
But some took his release as a sign his condition was improving.
“It’s everyone’s prayer in South Africa that he has to recover,” one woman said.
“And after such a long time that he’s been in the hospital, it’s great news and a relief that he’s going home.”
His home in the upscale Houghton neighbourhood has been outfitted for special care, the presidency said, while requesting privacy for the family.