JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela's recovery continues on track at his home in Johannesburg after being discharged from hospital, the Presidency said on Wednesday.
"Madiba's recovery continues on track," Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.
Maharaj said that since he had not received any word from the doctors, he assumed that "everything is moving according to plan".
Mandela has been staying in his Johannesburg home after being discharged from a Pretoria hospital on Dec. 26 following almost three weeks of treatment.
His doctors said it is "necessary and good" that Mandela stays in his Johannesburg home so as to be close to medical facilities for continued medical care until he recovers fully.
On Dec.8, Mandela was flown to hospital from his native village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province for treatment of a lung infection and gallstones, starting his longest stay in hospital since 2001 when he underwent seven weeks of radiotherapy after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
During his stay in hospital, he underwent a successful surgery to have the gallstones removed after doctors attended to his lung infection.