PRETORIA, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela was responding to treatment although he remained in a critical condition, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
Mandela, who was released from hospital on Sunday, had reached a point of progress that allowed him to receive treatment at home, Zuma said at a meeting with media representatives in the Presidential Guest House, Pretoria.
"We feel really good that he reached a point where the doctors who were treating him felt he could now leave the hospital to his home, which now indicates the progress he had made," Zuma said.
Zuma acknowledged that Mandela, 95, "is old and that he is not well."
"But we are very happy that he has gone home, that he is still with us," Zuma said, adding that Mandela's condition was stable. Mandela would receive the same level of care at his Johannesburg home, said Zuma.
Mandela has been treated by a large medical team from the military, academia, private sector and other public health spheres, according to presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.
Mandela's home has been reconfigured to allow him to receive intensive care there. The health care personnel providing care at his home are the very same who provided care to him in hospital.
If there are health conditions that warrant another admission to hospital in future, this will be done, said Maharaj.
Mandela was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 for a recurring lung infection which is the result of tuberculosis he developed when serving long prison terms under the apartheid rule.