Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, on Monday said the iconic statesman was resting at his Johannesburg home after he had been discharged from hospital saying there was nothing to worry about.

He said Mandela was back in his Johannesburg home in the leafy district of Houghton.

"My Grandfather is an elderly citizen of our country, and like any other elderly person he does go to routine check-ups, and seeing doctors. So, yesterday it was one of those times that he was scheduled to go for routine check-up, and he went and came back home and he is enjoying his time being at Houghton at his home," said Mandla Mandela in Eastern Cape town of Bisho.

The government issued a statement saying the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted for an overnight stay in hospital on Saturday in the capital Pretoria.

The former South African president spent nearly three weeks in hospital in December 2012 with a lung infection and after undergoing surgery to remove gallstones.

Since his release from that stay in hospital on Dec. 26th he had been receiving treatment at his Johannesburg home.

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