Pele: 'Mandela one of most influential people in my life'

Brazil's footballing legend Pele tweeted earlier on how he was "very saddened" over the news of the passing of Nelson Mandela.


Let us all continue his legacy with purpose and passion.


He was my hero, my friend, and also a companion to me in our fight for the people and for world peace.


Today, I am very saddened. Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential people in my life.


Read: World pays tribute to global icon Nelson Mandela


Three ex-PMs to join Cameron at Mandela memorial

Three previous Prime Ministers - Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - are to join current PM David Cameron at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela in South Africa tomorrow, Downing Street said.