Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #572) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #572)
Transcript: Coloureds, Englishmen, Greeks, Jews and Indians have frequently gathered and many a plan of the liberation movement has been hatched at his flat. His outlook brought him more close to Africans than hsi political activities demanded and he was often in Dukatole, Soweto, Sophiatown, Alexandra Township and other African townships, visiting friends and attending parties.
He joined the League of Communist Youth in 1942 and was jailed during the 1946 Passive Resistance Campaign. In 1951 he went to Berlin as a delegate to the World Youth Festival and in 1953 became a member of the Executive Committee of the Transval Indian Congress. He, Walter and I have been amongst the accused in three important political trials the 1952 Defiance Campaign case, the Treason Trial and the Rivonia Trial.
He was one of those who was consulted on the formation of MK and I had several discussions with him on the matter and although he had reservations about the matter he served in the organisation in many ways and was one of my contacts whilst I was underground. Whilst he was under house arrest the 90 Day Detention Law was passed and it was decided that he should go underground. He moved to Rivonia and found that political work was being done there on behalf of the CP, ANC and MK and hat Rivonia was bought by the CP as a hideout for members of the Liberation movement who from time to time required cover. Later he moved to the white area of Mountain View and lived there under disguise. He was arrested at Rivonia in July 1963.
He denied that he had incited others to commit acts of sabotage and that he himself had committed
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