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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Sir Trevor McDonald reflects on Mandela interview

Former ITV News presenter Sir Trevor McDonald, the first journalist to interview Nelson Mandela after his release in 1990, recalls his meeting with the late South African leader.

"During the course of my questioning, never once did Nelson Mandela promote the cause of black South Africans above that of whites. Nor did he consider himself the chief decision-maker," Sir McDonald said.

"Always, he said, the ANC would decide."

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