The Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart says people who opposed the ANC during the apartheid era in South Africa were 'completely wrong'.
Appearing on our political programme, Around The House, he was asked how he regarded those in the Conservative party who had been hostile to the ANC in previous decades.
Rory Stewart also described Nelson Mandela as an 'extraordinary man' with an outstanding vision:
You can watch the full interview on Around The House at 11:40pm tonight (Thursday 12th December) on ITV in the Border region.
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