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'It gave us hope' - Tony Benn's tribute to apartheid struggle

MPs and peers have been remembering the life of Nelson Mandela in a special ceremony in Parliament's Westminster Hall.

It is the oldest part of the Palace of Westminster, where Nelson Mandela addressed Parliament as President of South Africa in 1996.

Veteran activist and former Labour MP Tony Benn told the audience Mr Mandela had fought for justice, "not as a South African, or a black, but as a member of the human race".

He said the anti-apartheid movement had created hope in tackling current social evils such as poverty and injustice.

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