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In honour of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela/Amandla!!!!!

 

IN HONOUR OF FREEDOM FIGHTER NELSON MANDELA
AMANDLA!!!!!!
Dear Readers,
Nelson Mandela, freedom fighter and champion of the Palestinian cause, has gone
to a better world.
Hereby my condolences to his family and the South-African people,
which I’ve sent to  the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
May he rest in Peace
AMANDLA!!!!
Kind greetings
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam

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Nelson Mandela ”I am prepared to die”/Mandela’s statement in the 1964 trial

 

 

 

NELSON MANDELA ”I AM PREPARED TO DIE”/MANDELA’S STATEMENT IN THE 1964 TRIAL

 

I am the First Accused.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and practised as an attorney in Johannesburg for a number of years in partnership with Oliver Tambo. I am a convicted prisoner serving five years for leaving the country without a permit and for inciting people to go on strike at the end of May 1961.

At the outset, I want to say that the suggestion made by the State in its opening that the struggle in South Africa is under the influence of foreigners or communists is wholly incorrect. I have done whatever I did, both as an individual and as a leader of my people, because of my experience in South Africa and my own proudly felt African background, and not because of what any outsider might have said.

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