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Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom - Revision 2 - Chapter 4 Page 3

The Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa

This item consists of 11 typed pages, numbered 43 - 53, and 3 handwritten pages, with editing and additions. The pages from Item 1 have been incorporated. New themes introduced are OR Tambo and issues around his successor, the roles of Jakes Gerwel and Joel Netshitenzhe, Frene Ginwala as speaker of the National Assembly, and the position of women in the cabinet. Three handwritten pages on OR Tambo and Cyril Ramaphosa, quoting from F. W. de Klerk’s autobiography, are added.

This item consists of 2 of 11 typed pages, numbered 43 - 53.

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  • Title: Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom - Revision 2 - Chapter 4 Page 3
  • Date: 1985/2002
  • Original Language: English
  • Transcript:
    OR's death was like the falling of a giant oak tree, which had stood there for ages dominating the vicinity and beautifying the entire landscape and attracting everything around, people and animals alike. It was the end of an era of a remarkable leader with strong and religious convictions, an accomplished mathematician and musician who was peerless in his commitment to the liberation of his people. The officials then agreed that Professor Kader Asmal, a knowledgeable, assertive and lucid thinker, who later became Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, and now Minister of Education, should succeed OR. His grasp of almost all problems discussed in the Cabinet earned him the distinction of being referred to as Minister of All Portfolios. We all felt that his appointment would help to reverse the wrong notion that the ANC was an ethnic organisation. I then briefed members of the National Working committee one by one on the recommendation of the officials. With one exception, all of them accepted that recommendation. 44
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  • Type: Book
  • Subjects: Tambo, Oliver; Gerwel, Jakes; Netshitenzhe, Joel; Ginwala, Frene; Ramaphosa, Cyril; de Klerk, F. W.
  • Repository: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
  • Reference code: 2, 3
  • 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: 11 typed pages 3 handwritten 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: 2
  • Chapter: 4
  • 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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