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Wales International rugby player Jamie Roberts has been tweeting his reaction following the death of Nelson Mandela and says that he has "nothing but respect for him".
He also said that the 1995 Rugby World Cup was a great example of "how sport can unite".
The leader of the Welsh Conservatives has hailed Nelson Mandela as 'a global inspiration'. Following the death of the first black president of South Africa, Andrew RT Davies AM praised Mandela's "tremendous will, incredible humility, and resolute commitment to democracy".
Carwyn Jones has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela and says that the former South African leader will be remembered "for generations to come" and that he faced his struggle "with dignity".
The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones says Nelson Mandela was "one of the greatest figures of modern times".
The National Assembly for Wales’s Presiding Officer, Rosemary Butler AM, has paid tribute to former South African President and figurehead of the anti-apartheid movement Nelson Mandela.
As a mark of respect the Assembly will fly its flags at half-mast today and on the day of the funeral.
The leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood, has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela saying "he was a truly great man who really did change the world".
The First Minister has paid tribute to the former South African leader who has died at the age of 95.
Carwyn Jones described Nelson Mandela as "one of the greatest figures of modern times".
Nelson Mandela has died. The former South African president visited Wales only once in 1998, but it made an impression that has lasted to this day. He was especially thankful for the contributions made by the Welsh people to fight apartheid.
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Six-year-old Emma Williams was invited to sit on Nelson Mandela's lap when he visited Wales in June 1998. Now 22, she speaks to ITV News.
Nelson Mandela's first ever television interview was given to ITN reporter Brian Widlake in May 1961.