Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #619) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #619)
Transcript: which has done magnificently there is SASO which has shown a lot of courage, the BPC and the Black Women's Federation. There is the ANC which however great the difficulties it has faced is in the thick of the fight. Above all we have MK and our trained men, the hope of our dream. We do not underestimate the enemy and in past conflicts against superioir odds it has fought courageously and received the admiration of all. But then they had something to defend their independence. Now positions are reversed they are a minority of oppressors heavily outnumbered here at home and isolated in the entire world. And the result of the conflict will certainly be different. The wheel of life is there and national heroes throughout our history from Autshumayo to Luthuli, in fact the entire people of our country havve been working for it for more than 3 centuries. It is clogged with dry wax and rust but we have managed to make it creak and move backwards and forwards and we live in the hope and confidence that one day we'll be able to turn it full circle so that the exhaulted will crumble and the despised be exhaulted, no so that all men the exhaulted and the wretched of the earth can live as equals.
Further notes: (i) Re ANC opening its doors? (ii) Re Chapter 13 don't forget poverty, starvation, lack of housing, illiteracy and disease re Africans. Also returned from trip with tremendous enthusiasm and strengthened confidence. (iii) In dealing with tribalism of marriages across the ethnic lines Z.K. married a Xhosa, O.R. a Mosotho, Govan a Sotho, Resha married a Sotho, Lillian Ngoyi (Sotho) married a Xhosa. Also ANC meetings two African languages are used Sotho and Zulu allegation crux that Xhosas dominate must be adjusted but not mechanically. Xola Makiwane married a Zulu. disturbing that on Robben Island Ndobe, Zizi, Tchyopho and
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