Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #498) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #498)
Transcript: don't want it) and walked away unceremoniously. Later during the day he accepted the apple, but only after he had witnessed that a white warder had accepted a similar offer from me. Soon I was sharing food with other warders on my floor.
Meanwhile Walter Sisulu was brought over to Pretoria from Johannesburg. Although we were isolated we managed to communicate with each other. He was shortly to be released on bail a decision which I fully supported. Ever since he had become the secretary general of the ANC he has always been a key figure in the movement and I felt that every effort should be made to bai him out. We discussed the question of my own bail and he agreed with me that no such application should be made on my behalf. My case was set down for hearing for October the same year. James Kanor and partners were my attorneys with Joe Slovo as advocate. A few days later I was transferred to Johannesburg at the request of my attorneys who found it rather inconvinient and expensive to make the daily trip from Johannesburg to Pretoria for consultations. Again I was kept in the prison hospital in the Fort.
Here there were no particular visiting days as at Pretoria. Visitors were allowed to visit me throughout the day from Mondays to Fridays. It would be difficult to count the number of relatives and friends who visited me or to list the food parcels they brought with them . Suffice it to say that the response of the public was inspiring and that there were many gestures of solidarity from various schools of political thought liberals, churchmen, social workers and people from unexpected quarters. Van Wyk, the present director of the South African Institute of Race Relations
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