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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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African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma says former president Nelson Mandela is the glue holding the country together.
Hundreds of people have started to gather at Pretoria's Loftus Versfeld stadium to celebrate former president Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.
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