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AMs to pay tribute to Mandela

Nelson Mandela will be honoured later when Assembly Members hold a minute's silence at the Senedd. The former South African President died last week.

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Welsh Lib Dem leader pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

The leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams, has described Nelson Mandela as 'an inspirational leader' and 'a truly great man'.

Nelson Mandela personifies the struggle for freedom and equality for all. Through his courage and perseverance he achieved what so many considered to be impossible and brought about real change. After centuries of oppression he liberated South Africa from the tyranny of racial apartheid and in doing so demonstrated to the rest of the world how to lead with compassion and grace.

His ability to unify communities and deliver justice to a fractured and tormented state is unparalleled and his legacy will continue for generations to come.

– Kirsty Williams AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader

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