Collection 276 - International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers


  • 1976 (Creation)

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Typescript of a letter by Nelson Mandela to Messrs. Seedat, Pillay and Co. concerning his intention
to institute legal proceedings against the Department of Prisons, and to make application for an interdict restraining the prison authorities from abusing their authority. The letter includes reference to improper interference with social relations, censorship of outgoing mail, censorship of incoming
correspondence, disappearance of letters in transit, visits, language qualifications of censors, correspondence with political supporters, money received for prisoners and political discussions at the sittings of the prison board. There is a similar letter from Kathrada to Seedat, Pillay and Co. 1976.

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