Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #603) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #603)
Transcript: all share and bitter grief only to the enemy. (Add re Congress movement in all sections, from beginning engaged in strudying political problems stimulating etc)
(15) The spotlight has focused on a few well known figures amongst us such as Wilton Mkwayi, Billy Nair, Raymond Mhlaba, Ahmed Kathrada, Govan Mbeki and Walter Sisulu. This is but natural because they are amongst our leading men in the country, admired by hundreds of thousands of people here and abroad for their courage and dedication. All of them are cheerful and optimistic and have been a source of inspiration to all my fellow prisoners. They are amongst those in prison who have helped to keep our members constantly aware of the noble tradition associated with the Congress Movement. But this is only part of the story. Everyone of our men is like a brick which makes up our organisation and there are men in the Main Section who whilst we here deal with about 20 men have handled greater and more delicate probelms affecting several hundred men coming from all walks of life, the overwhelming majority of whom get no visits, no letters, have no funds to study, cannot read or write and who are constantly subjected to all the cruelties of prison life. Men like Harry Gwala, Milner Ntangane, Henry Makgothi, Steve Dlamini, Phillip Mathews, Steve Tshwete, the late Galeb Mayekiso, have done exceptionally well and kept our people united and in high spirits under difficult conditions. In the Single Cells Section we have had and still have men with worthy qualities and forceful personalities who have played an equally important role in keeping morale high Joshua Zulu, Hennie Ferrus, Jackson Fuzile and Johannes Dangala who entertained us with music (avoid too much overlap here with previous chapter). Banka Cholo, Justice Mpanza, Peter Ntembu and Sandi Sejaka who have impressed all of us with their wealth of
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