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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
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  • 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

The struggle is my life : Press statement issued on 26 June 1961

  • ZA COM MR-S-009
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  • 26 June 1961
  • Part of Speeches

This statement, issued after the positive response to a three day strike, announces a second phase in the fight against Verwoerd, a country-wide campaign of non-cooperation, and announces a National Convention. It also explains his decision, in accordance with the advice of the National Action Council, to carry on his political work underground rather than leaving the country or giving himself up for arrest to a government he did not recognise.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Oprah Talks to Nelson Mandela

  • ZA COM MR-S-1233
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  • 2001-04-01 - 2001-04-30
  • Part of Speeches

Published in April 2001 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine; reproduced on http://www.oprah.com/world/Oprah-Interviews-Nelson-Mandela/ in 2013

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/world/Oprah-Interviews-Nelson-Mandela/1#ixzz2vHhnkoby

Mandela: Message to India

  • ZA COM MR-S-185
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  • 1994-06-18
  • Part of Speeches

On the occasion of an India-South Africa Solidarity Meet to discuss the post-apartheid South African scene, organised by the Indian National Social Action Forum (New Delhi, June 11, 1994), Nelson Mandela sent a message in his capacity as the President of South Africa and another in his capacity as the President of the African National Congress. Here the excerpts from Mandela's messages which bring out the bonds of solidarity that bind our two countries.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

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