Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #618) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #618)
Transcript: 6. No self respecting person will accept imposed solutions and perverted concepts of freedom.
7. To us freedom is indivisible and means one man one vote.
8. This conflict in our views on freedom makes armed struggle inevitable.
B.(i) South Africa is part of Africa and not of Europe and it is not for Africans but for whites who must adjust themselves to African conditions. (ii) The only solution in the country is offered by the liberation movement on the basis of the Freedom Charter. (iii) Bantustan scheme must be regarded as fraudulent scheme to divide us. (iv) Independence of the Transkei must be looked at from this position. (v) Will certainly enjoy formal political independence and therefore we have to acknowledge and readjust our efforts. (vi) Ridiculous to call such people ethnic representatives ambassadors. (vii)Southern Sotho wherever they are, even those permanently resident in the urban areas are citizens of Qwaqwa. (viii) Background to formal independence of Transkei. (ix) In a recent statement Gatsha wants freedom in an individed South Africa and this line has to be welcomed. (x) Government intends to control these territories even when they are independent. (xi) But independence of the Transkei and other areas is to pose formidable difficulties for us. The attitude of the people cannot remain the same as before independence. (xii) I am confident of victory. There are signs even in white politics that progressive forces are growing PRP is increasing ins trength and speaking fearlessly against apartheid and oppression. Apart from NUSAS
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