Nelson Mandela death: 'Beacon of liberty and justice' honoured
6 December 2013 Last updated at 19:25 GMT
Nelson Mandela was a "bright beacon of liberty and justice shining across the world", said MP and lifelong anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain.
The Neath MP learned of his family friend's death at the age of 95 while attending the royal premiere of a film about Mr Mandela's life.
His tribute was just one of dozens paid in Wales on Friday.
Nick Palit reports.