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Nelson patient as we bickered

By Tony Grew

Mark Durkan recalled Nelson Mandela's patience during Commons tributes on Monday.

On a visit to South Africa, the unioninsts would not sit with Sinn Fein.

"Even when we were taken on a visit to a local beach, apartheid South Africa's laws unfortunately had to be reinstated," Durkan (above) recalled.

Mandela said: "It is not up to us to impose our standards on them.

"We can give them our example and they will find their way."

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