Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #587) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #587)
Transcript: my relations with them were cordial. I have continued to receive Xmas and birthday cards from Neville and Fiks after their release. Dan Davis, courageous fighter and had several clashes with the autoritites. We were friendly until we played a draught match during the end of the year tournament, when there would be tension between us. I am a slow player and that would play on his nerves. "I know what your tactics will be. You want an impartial umpire and will have none of your men as one", he would say before the match. One year I won the championship against the former champ Andrew Mlangeni. Immediatly after the match with Andrew he challanged me (that is Don?) and beat me in a friendly match and he taunted me for the rest of the year about it. (d) (i) )add? Neville's attack on Chief at commemmoration. His boycott of Xmas sweets and Xmas cards, Xmas games etc. He and some of his members and some PAC chaps here refused to contribute money on principle when we were first given permission to buy games scrabble, chess, drafts etc??)
11. Selby and I had important talks on the question of unity between the ANC and the PAC and the move came from him. That surprised many people because before the came to this side he was one of our bitterest critics and violently opposed to the Freedom Charter and co operation between our respective organisations.
But on this occasion early in 1967 he made a powerful plea for unity and I had no doubt whatsoever about his sincerity. He was of the opinion that the question of communists and other population groups among us would be the only stumbling block, and stressed that what was important was the
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