Mandela’s Houghton home filled with activity

Mandela residence abuzz with activity as well wishers come to visit the 94-year-old former president.

Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton pictured on 27 December 2012 after he was released from hospital. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

HOUGHTON - The Mandela residence in Houghton south of Johannesburg was abuzz with visitors on Saturday, as visitors arrived and left the property.

The 94 year old former president has been home for four days, after being discharged from a Pretoria hospital this week.

There were about ten cars parked outside the Mandela resident and a number of vehicles could be seen earlier parking inside the yard.

A convoy of official cars was also seen entering the property and leaving it, a few minutes later.

Some of the vehicles that are parked outside the 94 year old statesman's house had military number plates.

Mandela is receiving home-based high care, since being discharged from a Pretoria medical facility on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, Madiba's grandchild, Zaziwe Manaway reportedly told CNN that Mandela was "alert."

Madiba was admitted to the Pretoria hospital on the 8th of December to receive

treatment for a lung infection and later underwent a procedure to remove

gallstones.