SA rolls out red carpet for Blair

source: IOL
May 31 2007 at 08:34AM

By Botho Molosankwe

Pomp and ceremony heralded the arrival of British Prime Minister Tony Blair who arrived in South Africa on Thursday morning accompanied by his wife Cherie and a number of United Kingdom delegates.

Blair, who is stepping down as Prime Minister in July, is in the country to hold discussions with President Thabo Mbeki.

His visit comes ahead of the G8 Summit in Geneva, where he has been invited as part of the African group.

As the Blair plane touched down at OR Tambo International Airport there was a buzz of activity .

Two soldiers carrying a red carpet rushed forward and unrolled it on the [continue reading]

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