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  •  Goodbye Madiba, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" (9+ / 0-)

    Thanks for leading an armed struggle no different than ours in 1776

    A month later, in June 1961, Madiba and others formed Umkhonto we Sizwe ("Spear of the Nation" in Xhosa, popularly known in South Africa as the MK). The MK served as the armed subdivision of the African National Congress (ANC.) The mission of Umkhonto we Sizwe was simple: the end of apartheid by any means necessary.
    During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

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    by annieli on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 01:59:16 PM PST

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