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Harry to honour Nelson Mandela's memory as he ends South Africa tour

Prince Harry will end his tour of South Africa today by calling on the country's controversial President Jacob Zuma and later honouring the memory of one of the nation's greatest sons, Nelson Mandela.

Harry and President Zuma will sit down to tea at his residence in Pretoria and one of the topics to be discussed will be the prince's passion for wildlife conservation.

Later Harry will visit the Nelson Mandela Centre for Memory in Johannesburg and have a private meeting with his widow Graca Machel, before touring the private archives of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Mr Zuma has faced, and survived, a series of scandals. He has has fought off corruption charges, been acquitted of a rape indictment and been accused of squandering more than £10 million on his private home.

The office of South Africa's head of state is likely to make much of the meeting which comes on the last day of Harry's four-day tour of South Africa.

It said about the meeting: "The president is keen to hear from Prince Harry about his charity work, youth development and the importance of wildlife conservation."

Harry spent yesterday at Kruger National Park where he was taken to a poaching crime scene and saw the carcass of a rhino and her calf - killed for their horns.

A series of pictures and videos were also released by Kensington Palace documenting Harry's three months working as a conservation volunteer in Africa over the summer.


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