Britain's Cambridge University honours Mandela

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Britain's Cambridge University Wednesday honoured former South African President Nelson Mandela by making him an honorary fellow of Magdalene College.
Mandela, rounding off a five-day visit to Britain, paid tribute to the special relationship between Britain and South Africa.
The 82-year-old Nobel laureate reportedly joked that he was particularly honoured by the award considering he was a pensioner who was unemployed and had a bad criminal record.
The world statesman was incarcerated for 28 years in South Africa for his role in the struggle against apartheid.
During his visit, Mandela was present at the opening of a new wing at the Southwalk Cathedral, dedicated to and named after Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
He travelled to Leeds on Monday to receive the Freedom of the City award and two honorary doctorates, and attended a fashion show and fund-raising dinner for the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Chelsea on Tuesday.

02 may 2001 19:24:00




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