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Ahmed Kathrada Interviews with Nelson Mandela

These recordings were generated in the preparation and editing of the "Long Walk to Freedom" book and Anthony Sampson's authorised biography. In both of these projects, Ahmed Kathrada worked closely with Sampson and Stengel (who provided professional support for "Long Walk to Freedom") and Mandela. Transcription and digitisation is in process.

One transcribed extract (extract 5) relates to the Rivonia Trial as Mandela tells Kathrada about a conversation he had with a warder at Pretoria Local Prison during the trial about the fate of the accused.

There may be references to the Rivonia Trial in other recordings and in NMPP2009/57 Rick Stengel Interviews with Nelson Mandela.

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

I am prepared to die : Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial

  • ZA COM MR-S-010
  • Item
  • 20 April 1964
  • Part of Speeches

In this, the opening of the Defence case, Mandela states that his experiences in South Africa and his pride as an African underlie his actions. He details how and why Umkhonto we Sizwe was formed and what its strategies were. He also responds to the allegations of the State one by one and includes an explanation of both his ideological influences and his ideals.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

I am not prepared to sell the birthright of the people to be free

  • ZA COM MR-S-013
  • Item
  • 10 February 1985
  • Part of Speeches

Occasion - UDF Rally to celebrate Archbishop Tutu award of the Nobel Peace Prize
Summary - Mandela's response to the latest offer of freedom by the South African Government. It was read on his behalf by his daughter Zindzi Mandela.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Interview by Johannesburg Television Service

  • ZA COM MR-S-019
  • Item
  • 15 February 1990
  • Part of Speeches

Interviw upon release from prison. The title on the interview text on the ANC website is as above but on their title page it is: Interview with SABC

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

TIME Interview with Mandela

  • ZA COM MR-S-022
  • Item
  • 26 February 1990
  • Part of Speeches

On his fifth day of freedom, Nelson Mandela invited a TIME correspondent, Scott MacLeod, into his home for a chat about prison, freedom and the outlook for his country.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Address to SADTU Launch

  • ZA COM MR-S-1124
  • Item
  • 1990-10-06
  • Part of Speeches

South African Democratic Teachers Union Launch

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

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