Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #555) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #555)
Transcript: Region of the ANC in Johannesburg. In MK he worked closely with Joe Modise, Jack Hodgson and Elias Motsoaledi and in 1961 left with Raymond Mhlaba for military training in China. In his spare time he played golf.
He also made an unsworn statement in which he admitted that he carried messages and instructions for MK, assisted Bruno Mtolo, a State witness, to contact Joe Modise, another key figure in the Transvaal Regional Command and that he disguised himself as a priest to facilitate his travels. But he denied that he made arrangements for the transport of trainees.
An interesting feature of the case was the presence of several VIPs, especially the American, British and Dutch embassies. The representative of the latter attended almost daily throughout the trial. While Walter was giving evidence an official from the American Embassy was reported by the press as having said that the first two defence witnesses, namely Walter and I, had given their evidence frankly and fearlessly an indication that the embassy was not unfavourable disposed to our line. It was around this time to when Walter was giving evidence and the full glare of publicity was focused on him that Walter's wife Ntsiki and other known ANC people were among the guests at a function at the British Embassy.
One of the influential personalities who visited South Africa at the time was Professor Gwendolyn Carter, authoress of "Politics of Inequality" a standard work on South African politics under the Nat government. The State immediately invited her and mendaciously tried to isntruct her on our
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