Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #591) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #591)
Add the following notes: (i) Leave out part re Joe and list questions where he supported APDUSA at open meeting. (ii) re news after the incident re PAC kicked out of OAU the PAC boycotted all sessions of news here. (iii) re Neville and Chief's commemoration Neville was a speaker he condemned Chief as not being a revolutionary. This was an insult to a man who was leader of a movement that had started sabotage, sent our recruits and formed the nucleus of an army. Attack from a who leads less than 20 men, who were merely talking of violence, who had not carried out a single act of violence, who had no plans even of carrying out revolution etc. (iv) In 1960 (1966?) hunger strike there was then no formal inter organisational machinery here. (v) PAC here do not attend any function organised by CM not even deaths. Even now. This is a perpetual source of tension and disgust at their conduct and type of thing that makes all efforts of people who want unity even more difficult. No parallel with situation outside. Implies PAC treat our people as enemies. etc. (vi) Comment on APDUSA briefly. (vii) Comment on basis on which persons are housed in single cells. (viii) Comment on Poks. (ix) Comment that later APDUSA, BPC and SASO men came etc. (x) At place where we deal with Joe attending talks with ST put in: Joe is able and articulate. I only wish that even at this late moment he can learn the value of team work, of concealing our internal differences from outsiders and of being less offensive to his own colleagues. (xi) Possibly in Chapter dealing with Rivonia Trial add re Govan background long supporter of ANC in 1943 in committee that drafted Bill of Rights. But only in 1955 when he was offered a full time post in New Age in PE that he left his teaching post in Ladysmith and became active
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