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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

"Fight and resist"

Across the length and breath of our land
from every village and homestead
from Cities and Towns
from Schools and Campuses
I call upon peaceful settlement among races and Ethnic groups

I invite all my countrymen in their various organizations
formations to seek and find way of cooperation and collaboration
in the quest for justice in our country
The enemies of freedom, They too learn to celebrate
Freedom not oppression, life not death
Our common humanity, not seperation and definition of
People according to racial and Ethnic groups

Nothing will change except at the instance of the majority of our
Peoples of all races and social strata
Nothing will change without enduring and sustained sacrifice on
our part
Nothing will change as long as Apartheid remains vicious and Alive
Nothing will change as long as destruction of family life continues

No force on earth can deny us the victory of our just and united
Struggle
Fight, Resist and Strike like a fist against common enemy
Es! Our common resolve to triumph over the ills of apartheid
Oppression and artificial division should be emphasized more than
Ever before. Our watch must remain unity in Action

Yes! We have been engaged in a heroic struggle to try and
Deliver our countrymen and our people out of the long night of
Apartheid Tyranny

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.