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

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 1 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 1
  • Date: 1985/2002
  • Original Language: English
  • Transcript:
    CHAPTER 2 Removing Roadblocks A sensitive and provocative roadblock, and a persistent one which continued to plague us even during the period of the Government of National Unity, was mainly a historic and psychological one reflecting itself in endemic contempt which the white community, especially Afrikaners, had for blacks. For almost three and a half centuries, a conservative and arrogant white minority had tried to apply the doctrine of Nazi Germany and preached the unscientific theory that blacks were inferior to whites, in fact that blacks were sub-human. One of the main architects of this theory was Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, a former South African Prime Minister who held that blacks should not be allowed to venture into pastures where they were not allowed to graze. They should never be permitted to rise above the status of hewers of wood and drawers of water. The apartheid regime, even during the period of negotiations between the ANC and the apartheid regime, still believed that they could save white supremacy with black consent. Although the 14
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  • Type: Book
  • Subjects: de Klerk, F. W.; Verwoerd, Hendrik
  • Repository: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
  • Reference code: 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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