Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #360) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #360)
Transcript: and some of them even held prominent positions in the movements. The colour of a man's skin was considered irrelevant and the primary concern of freedom movements was to mobilize all those who identified themselves with the anti colonial struggle and who were prepared to fight as part of an organised and disciplined movement.
In this regard the PAC had been out of step and, in Southern Africa, was in line only with Adelimo Gwambe's UDENAMO in Mozambique and Holden Roberto's UPA in Angola, both of which had the same ideological outlook as the PAC, who similarly scoffed at other racial groups and encouraged divisions in the ranks of the oppressed people when unity had become more crucial than ever before. It is with these organisations and with COREMA in Mozambique that the PAC was allied and for whose victory they prayed and whose collapse they now mourn. It is true that in Tanganyika, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola and Algeria there were no parallel organisations as in our case; all freedom fighters who wished to join one body could do so. But the difference in actual application of the principle of inter racial co operation in due solely to local conditions. The PAC has since repudiated its initial policy in this regard and today practice what they previously condemned. Now they have Indian and white members, however few these may be a clear admission on their part that they have to come to realise their mistake.
The only reason worthy of consideration advanced by the PAC for the allegation that the Charter is a communist inspired document is the fact that the document contains a clause nationalising the mines, banks and monopoly industry. Nationalisation is an essential part of socialism and the
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