Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #465) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #465)
Transcript: that perhaps when Robert Sobukwe returns from jail, we might make some progress on the question of unity. After making significant but disturbing remarks about the image the ANC was then projecting to people abroad he referred to us his friend Samuel Kapwepwe for detailed discussions. Remarkably enough his comments tended to coincide with those made to us earlier by Oliver and his wife Adie. Samuel and I spent a whole Sunday together discussing the situation at home as they saw it from outside and I got an even more clearer picture of how others appraised our work. As already indicated Samuel and I met with other colleagues and resumed our discussions which, even though we disagreed on certain aspects, we found quite valuable.
During the conference all the delegations were introduced to the Emperor. When our turn came we gave him the felicitations of Chief Luthuli and briefly outlined our mission. Thereafter we had full discussions with Ato Ketema Yifru, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who attented to some aspects while we examined others with Sir Guebere (check spelling), the then Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Army.
The day after the conference we reached Cairo at the time when Marshall Tito was a guest of President Nasser and we could thus not see the latter. But we met Faud Gallal and later Mohamed Faik, Head of the Division of African Affairs. (check spelling). He also readily attented to our satisfaction some aspects of our mission and made valuable suggestions while reserving the rest of the matters for the personal attention of the President. He raised the perennial issue of the unity between us and the PAC and Oliver reminded him that the whole question of the United Front of
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