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A man checks a copy of the Cape Argus newspaper paying tribute to Nelson Mandela in Cape Town. Picture: Mark Wessels

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Nelson Mandela as “one of the greatest politicians in modern times”, saying the former South African president was a man who never betrayed his convictions.

“Mandela, having gone through the most difficult ordeals, was committed to the end of his days to the ideals of humanism and justice,” Putin was quoted as saying in a Kremlin statement. - Sapa-AFP


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