Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #489) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #489)
Transcript: I'll remain unhappy until I hear one day that my 8 colleagues who have been turned out of the organisation after every effort has been made to settle matters with them, to give them an opportunity to think things out, I'll be happy if they find their way back and raise their difficulties inside. Differences in a broad national movement like ours are natural, but they must be discussed frankly, in good faith and openly. But unscrupulous arguments e.g. ANC dominated by other population groups and purse strings held by members of the CP are old arguments and whenever they have been found to be a myth and unfitting of the colleagues which I knew them to be. Also should never allow themselves to assist the enemy. (African nationalism driving force for the Africans but we must be clear what we mean we intend ruling for all example Tanzania.
Also connect in final chapter re ANC opening doors to all difference: outside and inside in wake of MK).
ANC history of 64 years throughout challenged by various organisations some very powerfull e.g. ICU All African Convention ADP, National Minded bloc and PAC none of these have displaced it as the premier African political organisation and every one of them has gone out into the wilderness. If that could not be done then it is even more impossible today when the ANC has reached this position of strength.
N.B. at appropriate place pay proper compliment to Oliver's leadership, also to Mota and others for
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