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Tony Abbott: Mandela 'great figure of last century'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Speaking to Australian radio station 3AW, Mr Abbott said that Nelson Mandela was one of the "great figures of the last century".

Mr Abbott added: "He was a truly great man... The impression we get of Nelson Mandela is someone who suffered but was not embittered but ennobled through that suffering."

  • 06 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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