Cherie Blair, Nelson Mandela and Tony Blair
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Tony Blair: 'Mandela brought out the best in people'

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Blair said: "He was one of those people who was absolutely as good as you hoped he would be."

"He was someone who would put people at their ease, he was someone who brought out the best in people, you felt that when you were with him."

  • 06 Dec 2013
  • From the section World
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