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<b>Former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela arrives at a hotel in central London. (AP)</b>

Former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela arrives at a hotel in central London. (AP)

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Mandela: SA needs good leaders

Now as much as ever, South Africa needs disciplined leaders, Nelson Mandela has said at birthday celebration in Pretoria.

London - Former South African president Nelson Mandela arrived in Britain on Monday ahead of a celebrity-studded concert to be staged for his 90th birthday on Friday.

The elder statesman is expected to host a dinner party with celebrities and world leaders on Wednesday including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

His birthday concert, featuring the group Queen, Leona Lewis, Annie Lennox and Dame Shirley Bassey - among others - will be staged in Hyde Park on June 27.

There will also be South African music from the Soweto Gospel Choir. - Sapa-dpa

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