Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #355) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #355)
Transcript: allegation by quoting the clause dealing with the nationalisation of the mines, banks and monopoly industry. Finally they denounced the ANC as a reformist organisation which had failed to give an effective leadership and accused us of having abandoned the 1949 Programme of Action which detailed the various methods by which we hoped to achieve our main objective.
Their aim was declared to be the overthrow of white supremacy and the establishment in its place of a non racial, Africanist, socialist and democratic society, non racial in character, Africanist in origin, socialist in content and democratic in form. (N.B. Check when did they begin to emphasize socialism possibly after their men went abroad and witnessed its popularity in the African states? Diba's impressions: matter was expressly mentioned in RS' presidential address at the inaugural conference). They condemned what they termed multi racialism and claimed that they stood for positive action, a claim that was highlighted by the public declaration that they made that they would free Africans by not later than 31st December 1963.
The name of the new body was a shrewd move on the part of its founders and at once projected the PAC as a product of African soil and the South African heir to all the glorious traditions left behind by patriots of our continent. Among its founders was Peter Raboroko, an old friend from Fort Hare days and with whom we had worked closely in the Youth League. A voracious reader whose literary talent and sense of humour we greatly exploited on the editorial board of the "African Lodestar", the mouthpiece of the League, he was one of those who helped to put the league on its feet. The general secretary was Potlako Leballo, a pleasant man for whom it had been my pleasure
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