Saturday, 7 December 2013

I Am Prepared To Die

Extract from the opening day of the Trial of Nelson Mandela on 20th April 1964, in the supreme court of South Africa on charges of sabotage .

I have dedicated my life
To this struggle of
The African people,
I have fought against white domination
And I have fought against black domination.
I have cherished the idea
Of a democratic and free society
In which all persons, will live together
In harmony and with equal opportunities.
It is an idea for which
I hope to live for
And to see realised
But my lord,
If it needs be,
It is an idea,
For which I am prepared
To die.

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