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Wales remembers former South African president Mandela

Nelson Mandela's funeral has taken place in his home town of Qunu.

Tributes were paid to the former South African president - among them Welsh MP and friend of Mandela Peter Hain MP.

He visited Wales in 1998 where he thanked nation for its part in the anti-apartheid struggle.

Kathryn Tresilian reports.

Read: South Africa says final farewell to Nelson Mandela

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Assembly pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Senedd flags at half mast for Nelson Mandela
Senedd flags at half mast for Nelson Mandela Credit: ITV News, Adrian Masters

Assembly Members will observe a minute's silence in the Senedd and be given time to pay tributes to Nelson Mandela. The Assembly's plenary session will begin earlier than usual in order to accomodate the tribute session. MPs paid their tributes in the Commons on Monday.

Flags outside the Senedd will again be flown at half mast and a book of condolence has also been opened for AMs and members of the public to record their own tributes.

Nelson Mandela Book of Condolence, Senedd
Nelson Mandela Book of Condolence, Senedd Credit: National Assembly for Wales
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Charles: World will be a poorer place without Mandela

Prince Charles said he has "nothing but the happiest and fondest memories" of Nelson Mandela and that the world "will be a poorer place without him".

The Prince of Wales smiled as he recalled meeting Mandela in South Africa with the Spice Girls, which he said was "very enjoyable".

"We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude for what he's managed to achieve in his life", he added.

Read: Queen reveals hearing of Mandela's death

Mandela: Wales pays tribute to 'a global inspiration'

by Rob Osborne

People across Wales whose lives were touched by Nelson Mandela have been paying tribute to him today.

The South African statesman has been called a 'beacon of liberty' and a 'global inspiration'.

His death has also rekindled memories of his visit in 1998, when he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Cardiff in the castle grounds.

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Senedd pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

A minute's silence will be observed in the National Assembly and AMs will be able to pay tributes to Nelson Mandela when they meet again on Tuesday.

A book of condolence has also been opened in the Senedd.

Nelson Mandela Book of Condolence, Senedd
A Nelson Mandela Book of Condolence has been opened at the Senedd Credit: National Assembly for Wales

Flags have been lowered to half-mast outside the Senedd today and will be lowered again on the day of Nelson Mandela's funeral - Sunday 15th December.

Flags at half-mast, Senedd
Flags fly at at half-mast outside the Senedd Credit: ITV News / Adrian Masters
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