Nelson Mandela honoured

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Wakefield Council leader Peter Box unveiled a commemorative stone honouring Nelson Mandela on Friday.

The memorial stone is a key feature in Mandela Garden in Crown Court Yard, off Wood Street.

The decision to honour the former South African leader, who died in December last year, was made at a full council meeting.

Coun Box said: “Nelson Mandela was a remarkable man whose determination to win freedom and democracy for all the people of South Africa was truly awe-inspiring.

“Freedom is hard won but easily lost and it is right we honour his memory.

“This commemorative stone in Crown Court Yard is a fitting way to remember all that Nelson Mandela achieved.”