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Winnie Mandela Leaves Hospital

April 24, 1995

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) _ Winnie Mandela, estranged wife of President Nelson Mandela, was released from the hospital today after nearly a week of tests and treatment.

Mrs. Mandela appeared to be in good condition and will be monitored by her physicians, said Chantal Coetzer, spokeswoman for Linksfield Park Clinic.

Mrs. Mandela was hospitalized April 18. Doctors found she suffered from an electrolyte imbalance that was affecting her kidneys, blood pressure and blood sugar.

After being fired on March 28 from her post as deputy minister for arts, culture, science and technology, Mrs. Mandela challenged the dismissal in court. She was rehired only to be fired again after Mandela consulted an opposition party leader, a constitutional requirement he had neglected.

Mrs. Mandela resigned before the firing was to have become official last week.

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