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2,000 attend Mandela memorial service.

PRINCE Harry, Prime Minister David Cameron and anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu led nearly 2,000 people at a memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Harry, representing the Queen, joined senior politicians including Mr Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband and religious leaders at the service in Westminster Abbey celebrating the life and work of Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5, aged 95.

The service heard South African singing and drumming and an address to the congregation by Kgalema Motlanthe, South African deputy president, and Peter Hain MP, the veteran anti-apartheid campaigner.

The Most Rev Tutu, the former Archbishop of Cape Town thanked "splendid" and "amazing" antiapartheid campaigners for their efforts in bringing about change in the "moral climate" over the scourge of apartheid.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 4, 2014
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