Nelson Mandela, has been discharged from hospital. The former South African president, spent nine days under treatment for pneumonia. It was his third trip to a hospital since December.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison and an arresting insight into South Africa's past

African National Congress President Nelson Mandela, in leopard skin, releases a white dove for peace at a rally to commemorate 34th anniversary of the massacre of 69 demonstrators by the police in Sharpville 21 March. Mandela praised Judge Richard Goldstone whose commissioner of inquiry implicated police generals in the gun-running to the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom Party. Photo: Getty Images

He believed in his dreams! Take your rest Uncle Nelson Mandela, your work here is done. Thank you for the many life lessons.

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