Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #468) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #468)
Transcript: (NOTE: Re my speech at Addis check and add I dealt with the Pietermaritzburg conference, the demand of a National Convention and the 3 days strike that followed, as well as the strong arm methods the enemy used to crush the strike).
There Oliver and I parted and he left for London, promising to join us in Ghana while Robbie Resha and I prepared to tour the rest of the continent. Meantime Mzwayi Pilisco was active introducing me to various people including ambassadors and members of the liberation mevements.
I had already met the ambassadors of Guinea and Mali in Addis and the latter had several discussions with us. We now met the ambassadors of China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Ghana, Morocco, Indonesia and Yugoslavia. The Soviet embassy was the first we contacted but until the mometn of my departure we had not heard from him.
We also met Sam Nujoma, leader of SWAPO, the Cairo representative of the PAC Vusumzi Make and his wife Maya Angelou (?) and John (?) Chakela, the representative of the Basutholand Congress Party.
President Nasser had an impressive programme of economic development based on African socialism and involving the cutting down of the right of private ownership in land, nationalisation of important sectors of the economy, rapid industrialisation, the clearing of slums and building
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