The Communist party sought to emphasise class distinctions whilst the ANC seeks to harmonise them. There are two ways to break out of poverty. The president agreed with me that if we want to address the issue of land in an honest way, then we need to recognise that the people that own the land deserve respect. Basically, we fight against two features which are the hallmarks of African life in South Africa and which are entrenched by legislation. The whites enjoy what may be the highest standard of living in the world, whilst Africans live in poverty and misery. People began to speculate on how soon freedom would be obtained. In the government held a referendum which led to the establishment of the republic.
Nelson Mandela: Key moments, in his own words
Africans want a just share in the whole of South Africa; they want security and a stake in society. All whites undergo compulsory military training, but no such training was given to Africans. Poverty and the breakdown of family have secondary effects. People began to speculate on how soon freedom would be obtained. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. But even if it is true, as far as the African people are concerned it is irrelevant. As all strikes by Africans are illegal, the person organising such a strike must avoid arrest.
There are two ways to break out of poverty. Search the print archives. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle. Political division, based on colour, is entirely artificial and, when it disappears, so will the domination of one colour group by another. Anything else would have been abject surrender. They legally obtained the land and work hard to feed the nation.
Africans want to be part of the general population, and not confined to living in their own ghettoes. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. Anything else would have been abject surrender. I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism. The government had decided to rule by force alone, and this decision was a milestone on the road to Umkhonto. Legislation designed to preserve white supremacy entrenches this notion. I must leave myself free to borrow the best from the west and from the east.