Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #576) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #576)
Transcript: me not to make trouble promises that we would get everything we wanted. (b) Rivonia trialists isolated. I make list of representations given long trousers later taken away except mine. Mine also ultimately taken away. (c) Bram visit Molly's death write letter of condolence. (d) crushing stones with hammer meet Dennis Brutus, George Peake C.F. indident re Percy and bread. (Goerge Peake). (e) June 26th brought to isolation section meet Neville groups and non political prisoners. (f) Assaults rife Big Boy, Neville, Dlevalile Ganya (Bayi) ( bu c/w Van Staden and others). Mvulane (by van Zyl and Nines). (cf Don Davis incident, Dennis Brutus re Harris). (g) overworked, pushed and singing banned diet, outfit, studies, visits and letters 6 monthly inability of censors to speak English Potgieter 250 words, check cf Leeukop Potgieter is the same?) (h) enforcement of complete silence. (i) attempt by warders to establish master servant relationship Baas (H/W Du Plessis Kathy) some political prisoners did get concessions newspapers. (j) warder Van Rensburg 1966 swastika after Namibia and Verwoerd's death (Fiks and I re heap reported inspection lies). Don Kak/vreet. (k) isolation when charged magistrate comments re Mtshizana assault case: Kadar case etc.
(6) My own personal relations with authorities determined by my position in movement, as spokesman of Congress movement here, family position and being in constant touch with VIPs, Sabata and his chief wife, Daliwonga and wife: (a) accordingly authorities have been cautious allowed special privileges e.g. immediate permission to study, Huisgenoot, not handcuffed on plane to Robben Island, table and chair, never in 90 days, Aucamp suggests hospital diet. (b) Cases of ill treatment by individual warders frequently on instructions from higher up e.g. suitcase and work.
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