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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Plaid Cymru: 'The world mourns a great man'

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 world today mourns a great man who has inspired generations and whose achievements will last forever. "Very few people succeed in bringing about truly significant change in their lifetime. Nelson Mandela certainly was one of those individuals and the legacy of his achievements will live on in South Africa and throughout the world.

"The people of Wales can be proud of having stood in solidarity with Nelson Mandela in his struggle against apartheid, something that he recognised upon his visit to Wales in 1998 when he was granted the freedom of Cardiff. "While our thoughts are with his family at this sad time, they can take solace in the knowledge that he was a truly great man who really did change the world."

– Leanne Wood, leader, Plaid Cymru

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