Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #482) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #482)
Transcript: maintained that the UN efforts by Oliver were a waste of time; that we were a tribal organisation and concluded by stating that they could not assist us. (Refer to my reply). Contrary to the views of the ambassadors my impression was that it was not just the Bureau but also a segment of ministers who were against us. Nonetheless I was still convinced that Kwame was not aware of this.
We handed in the memorandum but left without seeing Kwame.
While in Ghana I was invited by the Ghana University students bt Njisane, Zami's cousin, who together with his wife Mpumi treated me very well while I was in Ghana, even going so far as to lending me their car, maintained that I should not go when I consulted him:`he pointed out that the university was a centre of oppositon to Kwame and maintained that I should not compromise myself. The same view was expressed by the ambassador of Ghana who was in the Congo at the time of the murder of Patrice Lumumba and who lost his post subsequently. I also personally experienced this fact I met some of the lecturers informally.
I spent much time with Hilary Flag a former member of the Congress of Democrats, Drs. Mervin and Margaret Susser (I think he is wrong here check name) who entertained me well. Njisane was particularly helpful in making available to me literature on guerilla warfare.
After the tour I went to London where Oliver discussed the issue with Kwesi Armah (?) who advised that we should write a letter to Kwame and give it to him. He stated that they were not
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