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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.

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Friend: Death of Mandela 'weighs heavily with me'

George Bizos, a close friend of Nelson Mandela, said: "I am naturally very disappointed and saddened. He's been a friend since 1948 and we had good times and bad times together.

"I know that we are not immortal but when you lose a very close friend it weighs heavily with you and it weighs heavily with me."

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