Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #549) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #549)
Transcript: evidence for the State in cases in Port Elizabeth involving our members.
Dennis Goldberg, a member of the Congress of Democrats and the youngest of my fellow accused, next gave evidence. An engineering graduate from the University of Cape Town he took a lively interest in the proceedings. He kept copious notes and constantly passed on useful information to the defence lawyers. Frequently my fellow accused became bored with the repetitive evidence led by the State and dozed off. But Dennis' concentration never flagged. In the activities of MK in Cape Town he had worked closely with Looksmart Ngudle, a leading member of the ANC who was one of the first men tortured to death by the police after the introduction of the 90 Day Detention Law. Dennis who was sought after by the police came up to Johannesburg on his way to England and was asked by MK to perform certain tasks before his departure. These related to production requirements of MK, the preparation of sketches and reports relating to the manufacture of hand grenades and land mines, etc. Travallyn, the headquarters of MK, a free hold property in a white area, was bought by him under an assumed name. About 40 witnesses testified against him. The court accepted the evidence of Cyril Davids a member of the Coloured Peoples Congress who alledged that Dennis had organised a camp at Mamre, Cape for the purpose of training young men in methods of guerilla warfare and that he was invited by Dennis to give lessons to the campers on judo and the use of field telephones. Davids also said that Dennis was addressed by the campers as "Comrade Commandant".
Govan Mbeki the next witness was Speaker of the ANC at the time of its banning, a member of the
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