News: World South Africa's presidency says ex-leader Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the hospital December 26, 2012 | Modified: December 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's presidency says ex-leader Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the hospital. Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.