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list. walter sulo and joe slovo and walter katraba who was there. if it weren't for mandela, would one of them been able to step up to the plate, or was he such an extraordinary man it would not have happened. >> i think we were blessed in south africa with talented human beings. i'd like to think one would step up to the plate, and i'd like to think there's a future mandela in the wings waiting to take flight. >> well, thank you very much. indeed we'll go back to one of the live pictures we have of the burial site, the final moments of the private service taking place there. the canopy preventing the prying lenses of getting a close-up view. according to some people who live there, by preventing them from what they consider to be their right of saying one of the the world's famous sons finally laid to rest as local tradition calls it. finally planted. we don't know they have managed to hit what we were told was something of a deadline when the sun was at its most. the interment should take place when he comes that today. we can say for sure is that ten days of mourning have ended.
who is making this announcement and following this through, but joe slovo, the left-wing of the anc which was predominant, all communist party -- there is no real debate or argument about this. icon,a really is the which you should have been, for his fellow revolutionaries. he is a leader amongst other leaders. he's always about collective. on aandela is very firm course of approach once he is made is up -- made up his mind. i note people like joe and others actually go along with him. now the reason being that the political kingdom is coming close and of course his is a very big issue. we could've had a civil war at the time. there could've been a enormous bloodshed. there was tremendous threats from the third force, the abradinghe soldiers undercover and with all sorts of right wing elements from the extremists. and we were very concerned. would we be able to move through that situation smoothly and get to a democratic election and form a government based on the people's role? that is an enormous attraction. that is where mandela's greatness shows. but i would say the same time, w
first, joe slovo, and others. if the house will allow me, i will add that there were also those in my own party who played such an important role, such as bob hughes, now in the house of lords, my right humble friend the member for neath and so many more. it may seem odd to a younger generation that apartheid survived as long as it did, given that it now seems to have been universally reviled all the world over. but of course the truth, and the history, is very different. the cause was highly unfashionable, often considered dangerous by those in authority and opposed by those in government. the prime minister was right a few years ago to acknowledge the history. it is in the spirit of what nelson mandela taught us to acknowledge the truth about the past and, without rancour, to welcome the change that has come to pass, but also to honour his legacy by acknowledging that in every country, including our own, the battle against racial injustice still needs to be won. so we come here to honour the man, to acknowledge our history, and also for one final reason -- to recognise and uphold
plaque this memory of ruth first who was murdered by the south african secret police and joe slovo who was a member of president mandela's first cabinet, and i'm delighted to see here observing us today his daughter, gillian. over many years committed people be in britain campaigned against apartheid, against the trials of the leaders of the african national congress and against the imprisonment that followed. they continued to campaign against the oppression of all black south south africans and l the other people who supported them. we also campaigned for the release of the prisoners, eventually concentrating on the release of nelson mandela partly as a symbol. and what a symbol he turned out to be. the common place history of political leaders is hope followed birdies illusionment. by disillusionment. not nelson mandela. his example exceeded the highest hopes of the opponents of apartheid and shattered the delusions of those who portrayed him in the african national congress as blood thirsty monsters. instead, bringing disillusionment to the world, he became the most widely admired
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