Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #541) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #541)
Transcript: sacrifices. Four areas were demarcated as bases for guerilla warfare and it outlined plans for landing of guerilla troops by sea and air. The document also dealt with the internal organisation and set a target of 7,000 men who would be ready to join the guerillas in the first onslaught. Provision was made for the setting up of an intelligence department, external planning committee, political authority, logistics, and other committees. The immediate tasks of the National High Command were also outlined.
There was a host of other documents drawn up by my fellow accused and others who were now outside the country, all of which showed that we had reached an advanced stage in our preparation for armed resistance. Amongst them was one which was drafted by Govan Mbeki and Arthur Goldreich and which dealt with the history of the struggle of the African people and the birth of MK. It also dealt with guerilla warfare and tactics. In another document Harold Wolpe discussed military matters, sabotage and tactics.
Documents in my handwriting clearly showed that I had left the country in January after I had seen Chief Luthuli to attend the PAFMECSA Conference; that I had made arrangements for military training for our men. Most of my activities were indicated or could be inferred from the documents. There was another exhibit in my handwriting "How to be a good communist" a title taken from the work of the Chinese thearetician Liu Shao Chi.
I did not give evidence but made a statement from the dock. As I was already in jail when
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