Commemoration and celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela

12 December 2013

An event to commemorate and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela was held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 12 December 2013.

The event was hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon. John Bercow MP, and the Lord Speaker, Rt Hon. Baroness D’Souza.

The Speakers opened the event and were followed by short tributes made by invited attendees.

The tributes were interspersed with musical contributions and readings.

Members of both Houses of Parliament were in attendance, along with invited guests from civil society and the South African diaspora.

Related information

The House of Commons and the House of Lords paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on Monday 9 December. Mr Mandela died on Thursday 5 December 2013.

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