Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #390) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #390)
Transcript: One day shortly before we transferred them Mgolonbane suddenly turned up at our Orlando home and told me that he was returning immediately to Thembuland and added that he intended challenging his deportation order on the grounds that Thembuland was never captured by the Boers and was therefore not under the jurisdiction of the South African government. I tried to point out that no South African court would ever uphold his plea and to persuade him to drop the matter. But he was adamant and I ended by seeing him to Mthatha.
Jackson Nkosiyane and others returned home late in 1959 or early 1960. Jackson joined the Democratic Party and became a member of the Transkeian Legislative Assembly. After my first conviction he lived at our Orlando home and during the Rivonia Trial visited court several times. In 1960 (?) he was convicted and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for an alleged attempted assassination of Daliwonga Mathanzima. He has now been installed as chief of his area.
Twalimfene Joyi had been active in the ANC ever since his return from banishment. In 1967 he was arrested and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for recruiting people for military training and was imprisoned on this island. On his discharge in 1973 he returned home and became one of Sabata's advisors. During the first half of 1976 he was found murdered on the Kei River and like many other anti apartheid fighters, his murderers have not been arrested. This is not the type of case the South African police will even make a pretext to investigate. The police know very well who the culprits are.
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