Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #602) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #602)
Transcript: show that only armed struggle can overthrow white supremacy.
(13) The theorethical debate on the matter will continue but the official line is clear. At the 1971 Lusaka Conference the Acting President General Oliver Tambo announced that our policy is to infiltrate both the apartheid institutions as well as the organisations that work within the framework of those institutions for the purpose of reaching the masses and making our point of view well known. Our organisation takes a flexible attitude on this matter and where we are strong enough to kill these institutions without going into them or where we can reach the people independently of legal platforms we will certainly kill them and make no use of them. We regard Oliver Tambo's declaration at the 1971 Lusake Conference to be not just a statement of his personal views but as an expression of the firm dicision of the Revolutionary Council whose standpoint was accepted by that conference. It is a sound decision which enjoys my personal support and that of our membership here.
(14) Equally important is the fact that although we have had unavoidable internal differences we have always been fortunate in that the urge for harmony and unity pervades our work and those who genuinely strive to hold the organisation together have always been far too strong and vigilant for factional activities to involve any but a mer handful. Although theoretical discussions on the matter are still goin on the misunderstanding has been settled and all of us are now co operating to make that settlement effective and permanent.We no not regard any side to have been defeated. The settlement has been brought about by the co operation of us all. It is a collective victory which we
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