Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #463) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #463)
Transcript: from 1920 to Sharpevill in 1961. We referred to the emergence of Umkhonto We Sizwe on December 16th, 1961 when South Africa reverberated under its blows, a statement which provoked Mr. Kiwanuka, then Chief Minister of Uganda to remark: "Give it to them again".
My announcement that after the conference I would return to South Africa and continue to operate from the underground was loudly cheered and we came out with the distinct impression that the freedom struggle in our country enjoyed the full support of the people in the PAFMECSA area.
Our paper was the only one delivered that morning and conference adjourned until the following day when Peter Molotsi delivered a paper on behalf of the PAC. He told the conference that his organisation had decided that all its members, wherever they might be, should report directly to their national executive in South Africa before July 1st the same year. (check). We knew well why they had decided to tell the conference that fairy tale.
During the conference Kenneth Kaunda and Oliver were invited to address the (check the society's name) and the same night I addressed the students at the Haile Selassie University. Phillip Kgosana, the hero of the March 1960 PAC demonstrations (?) in Cape Town was also present at Addis Ababa and I asked the students to invite him as well. I felt that a young man who had done so well at home would have something of value to tell the students and they would have someone dwho could speak authoritatively on PAC policy. That same day the students invited him and I also discussed the matter with him, stressing the advantage of us appearing jointly at such a meeting
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