Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #429) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #429)
Transcript: lights were still on. I was even more surprised when on reaching the house I found the doors wide open and the radio blaring away. Mick was fast asleep in bed. I woke him up and asked for an explanation. He was angry. "Nel, must you disturb my sleep? Couldn't you wait until tomorrow morning?" he asked. I reprimanded him.
A little while later Arthur Goldreich and his family moved into the main house at Rivonia. This provided a good cover for us.
A certain Mr. Jellyman (check name) an elderly man and a friend of the movement for many years became the farm foreman with Thomas Mashiyane as his assistant. Several young men were brought from Sekhukhuneland to work on the farm. Now everything became normal and the place was like any other white small holding in the country.
Arthur was a suitable man for our purpose for although he was a member of the Congress of Democrats and of MK he was unknown to the police and had never been raided. With his arrival I moved out of the house and occupied an out building.
Arthur had served in the Israeli Army and like Wolfie was also familiar with armed warfare and filled up many gaps in my knowledge. He was enthusiastic, determined and resourceful, and was useful in collecting information and making practical suggestions.
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