Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #376) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #376)
Transcript: abilities and wealth of experience was not even appreciated by his new friends and he was relegated to a junior position where he was primarily concerned with purely local and routine administrative matters. Not withstanding this my indebtedness to him remains as deep as it was before his defection and I regard him still as a worthy fighter who has made his mark.
Finally I regard the PAC, in spite of its mistakes and weaknesses, as a militant organisation which has attracted the support of many gifted and hard working men, and it would certainly be unrealistic to write them off as a spent force. In my political work I am inspired by the confidence that the ANC and its allies can fight alone and beat the Nats and there after bring about a completely new society that will enable our people to live freely and happily.
At the same time I respect all men who have committed their lives to the fight against social evil, the greatest of which is the exploitation of man by his fellow men. Members of the PAC are also in the centre of this struggle and against our common enemy and in spite of our disagreements I know that there are men in their ranks who strive genuinely and hard for unity. It is because of this that I have never lost hope that one day our respective organisations will merge their resources, human and otherwise, and fight under one command. That will be a breakthrough that will give our people striking power the enemy will find difficult to counter.
A new trade union co ordinating body that was formed in 1959 and that worked closely with the PAC was the Federation of Free African Trade Unions (FOFATUSA). Under the leadership of Jacob Nyaose, then secretary of the Bakers and Confectioners African Workers Union and a former
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