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MPs to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons

MPs will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons today. Question time has been suspended and instead Speaker John Bercow will make an opening address, followed by words from David Cameron and other party leaders.

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Beckham: Mandela had genuine love for so many

David Beckham met Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in 2003. Credit: Reuters

Former England captain David Beckham has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, whom he met while on international duty in South Africa in 2003.

Writing on his Facebook page, Beckham said: "My heart goes out to the people in South Africa and Mr Mandela's family.

"We have lost a true gentleman and a courageous human being. It was truly an honor to have known a man who had genuine love for so many people. Rest in peace."

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