Mandela death: Paul Boateng on president's legacy
Nelson Mandela was a man who was "imbued with values and a vision" said the former British High Commissioner to South Africa from 2005 to 2009.
Lord Boateng, the former Labour MP Paul Boateng, said the late president "played a key role at a critical time".
But he said it was a "great mistake to paint him as somehow as a saintly innocent abroad", although he had a "moral compass".
He spoke to Andrew Neil on BBC2's Daily Politics about Mr Mandela's legacy, his influence in the ANC and on the nation's history, but cautioned that other key figures must also be remembered in the movement
06 Dec 2013
- From the section UK Politics