FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA RETURNED HOME OVER THE WEEKEND... A CONVEY OF AMBULANCES AND OTHER VEHICLES ARRIVING AT HIS JOHANNESBURG RESIDENCE ON SUNDAY.

MANDELA HAS SPENT THREE MONTHS IN A PRETORIA HOSPITAL... EVEN CELEBRATING HIS 95TH BIRTHDAY THERE IN JULY.

Thembisa Mbolambi, 46-year-old domestic worker:

"We were worried at the time he was at the hospital. Because he is the man who offered himself for us."

WORD OF HIS DISCHARGE WAS FRONT-PAGE NEWS ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA.

BUT AUTHORITIES SAY MANDELA REMAINS IN "CRITICAL, AND SOMETIMES UNSTABLE CONDITION."

Mac Maharaj, Presidential Spokesman:

"The healthcare personnel providing care at his home are the very same who provided care for him in hospital. If there are health conditions that warrant another admission to hospital in the future, this will be done."

THE SOUTH AFRICAN LEADER WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DESCRIBED AS A RECURRING LUNG INFECTION.

HIS STAY INSPIRED A MAKESHIFT SHRINE OUTSIDE THE MEDICAL FACILITY.

NOW, WELL-WISHERS SAY THEY'RE HAPPY TO KNOW THEIR HERO HAS RETURNED HOME.

Joyce Mbombi (right of screen) and Busi Mamba (left of screen), vox pops:

Mbombi: "We wish him...."

Mamba: "A speedy recovery."

Mbombi: "Yeah."

MANDELA'S SPOKESMAN SAYS THE HOME HAS BEEN RECONFIGURED SO MANDELA CAN CONTINUE TO RECEIVE INTENSIVE CARE.

STEVE COLEMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

SHOTLIST:

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Johannesburg, South Africa - 1 September 2013

1. Wide of street as ambulance approaches

2. Medium of police car, ambulance

3. Wide of residence

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Qunu, South Africa - 18 July 2012

4. Zoom in to still shot of Mandela

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Johannesburg, South Africa - 2 September 2013

5. SOUNDBITE (English)Thembisa Mbolambi, 46-year-old domestic worker:

"We were worried at the time he was at the hospital. Because he is the man who offered himself for us."

6. Mid various South African newspapers with Mandela headlines.

7. Close of South African newspaper with picture of Mandela and headline reading (English): Madiba at home.

8. Close of headline reading (English): World joy for Mandela

9. Close of picture of Nelson Mandela on front page of South African newspaper The Star

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Johannesburg, South Africa - 1 September 2013

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mac Maharaj, Presidential Spokesman:

"The healthcare personnel providing care at his home are the very same who provided care for him in hospital. If there are health conditions that warrant another admission to hospital in the future, this will be done."

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Johannesburg, South Africa - 5 March 2008

11. Zoom in to still shot of Mandela

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Pretoria, South Africa - 1 September 2013

12. Wide of shrine

13. Medium of shrine

14. Wide of street

15. Close up of Mandela poster

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16. SOUNDBITE (English) Joyce Mbombi (right of screen) and Busi Mamba (left of screen), vox pops:

Mbombi: "We wish him...."

Mamba: "A speedy recovery."

Mbombi: "Yeah."

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Johannesburg, South Africa - 2 September 2013

17. Various exteriors of Mandela home

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