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Chingford and Woodford MP says farewell to Nelson Mandela
A local MP has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Chingford and Woodford MP, and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, said: "It’s a sad day for us all now that Nelson Mandela has died.
"He was a remarkable man in every way, a man who was prepared if necessary to die for his beliefs, battling against an injust system.
"And yet when he was released from prison after 26 years, he showed the world that through humanity and a desire for reconciliation you can build a peaceful society.
"He taught us that a man armed with only humility, determination and a concern for others can achieve anything."
Local MPs, councillors, and church leaders have all paid tribute today to the former South African president who passed away peacefully at his home in South Africa.
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