Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #7) - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Title: Long Walk Original Manuscript (Image #7)
Transcript: former and Daliwonga, the present chief minister of the Transkei, of the latter. The heir in the Right Hand House was Mbambnonduna whose descendants are to be found near Clarkebury Institution. The eldest son of Ixhiba was Simakade, whose younger brother was Mandela, my grandfather. The reader will immediately realise from this broad outline of my family tree that the Mandelas were never in line to the succession of the Thembu throne.(1)See Thembu Genealogy table. Appendix....
My father had four wives and my mother, Nosekeni Fanny, the daughter of Nkedama from Amampemvu clan, belonged to the Right Hand House. With the exception of the youngest wife, each one had her own separate home, garden and maize field and stock. At the time of his death my father had thirteen children four boys and nine girls and a handful of grandchildren. His eldest son was Mlahlwa but the heir to succession was Daliqgili who died in the early thirties. The other son was Tututu from Igodi (supporting house) to the Great House. All of them are now deceased but each one of them was my senior in age and status.
I am the eldest in the Right Hand House and have three sisters: Baliwe, who comes after me, runs an eating house at Qunu. Notancu is married to Daniel Timakhwe a mine worker and close relative of Timothy Mbuzo who has been the leading member of the African National Congress in the Transkei for many years. They have provided South Africa with a strong batch of eight children. Makhutswana's husband is the police sergeant Russell Philiso. She is the most politically conscious of my sisters. In the 1950s she was expelled from Boksburg Benoni Hospital, where she was
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