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Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom - Revision 1 - Chapter 2 Page 11

The Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa

This item consists of 12 numbered and typed pages with some minor editing. It follows item number 1a. The main themes in addition to item 1a are power sharing, Afrikaner rightwing threat, a Volksstaat. People mentioned are: FW de Klerk, PW Botha, General C Viljoen, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. A handwritten paragraph on "collective effort and triumph" has been added.

This is page 11 of 12 typed pages, numbered 14 - 25. The main themes are power sharing, Afrikaner rightwing threat, volksstaat, FW de Klerk, PW Botha, General C Viljoen, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. A handwritten paragraph has been added.

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  • Title: Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom - Revision 1 - Chapter 2 Page 11
  • Date: 1985/2002
  • Original Language: English
  • Transcript:
    I never enquired whether the former president did act on my request, but in the 1994 general elections, the General was rewarded for his wisdom and his foresight when he polled thirty seven percent of the votes, whereas a former section of the liberation movement polled less than two percent. The failure of the rightwing to call a referendum and to answer the question of who was an Afrikaner relieved the ANC of any obligation to review the demand of a volkstaat. Political analysts observed at the time that the General had opted for a course of action, which enormously enhanced his esteem. This was later reinforced by his contribution inside and outside Parliament, which was always balanced and full of integrity, even when we disagreed with such comments, especially when he continued to harp on the welfare of the Afrikaners as if they were the only people in this country. None should assume that removing roadblocks out of the way was the achievement of one person, however hard he might have applied himself. Three fairly young men, in particular, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, Joe Nhlanhla, and others were peerless in their diplomatic skills, having mastered the art of high level 24
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  • Type: Book
  • Subjects: de Klerk, F. W.; Verwoerd, Hendrik
  • Repository: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
  • Reference code: 1, 1
  • Origination: Mandela, Nelson
  • Originals location: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
  • Immediate source of acquisition or transfer: Donation of the Office of Nelson Mandela
  • Finding aids: Finding aid available
  • Extent and Medium: 12 typed pages, 1 typed page
  • Creator: Mandela, Nelson
  • Conditions governing reproduction: Copyright held by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
  • Conditions governing access: Access by permission of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
  • Collection: Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom
  • Chapter revision: 1
  • Chapter: 2
  • Book: Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom
  • Alternate forms available: All chapters have been scanned and saved on disk: NMF DOCS 0019

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