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Madiba moving back to Qunu

Former president Nelson Mandela is moving back to his home in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma has announced.

Mandela was in good health, Zuma said on Monday.

(File image) Nelson Mandela. Credit: Reuters

“We constantly assure him of the love, support and good wishes of millions of South Africans and people around the world,” he said.

In a statement, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mandela recently relocated to his Houghton home while his Qunu residence was being refurbished.

He said Mandela resided in both residences interchangeably, depending on his wishes at any particular time.

“He has indicated his wish to go back to Qunu at this point.”

The presidency used the opportunity to remind all of the need to respect the privacy of Mandela and his family during the relocation. - Sapa

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