Raymond Mhlaba's Personal Memoirs: Reminiscing from Rwanda and Uganda
"Raymond Mhlaba is one of the most committed comrades , Thembeka Mufamadi had the honour to know and work with in the many years of the liberation struggle. What marks him above all in her memory is the absolute honesty and integrity of the man. It is right and fitting that such a hero and veteran of our struggle should leave posterity with a record in his own words of his life and experiences. This story is told with the same honesty, simplicity and lack of self -aggrandisement that have always characterised Raymond Mhlaba. This book is commended very strongly for the voice it gives to one of the great heroes of our struggle." "Raymond Mhlaba exemplifies the kind of leader that survived all the injustices of white supremacy. His character was defined by Chief Luthuli, president of the African National Congress as embodying the courage that rises with danger. It is fortunate that individuals such as Mhlaba led South Africa's transition to democracy. He is a product of all that is best in South Africa."
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Page 34 - ... unless he had a dream? This is what I would say : "Yevtushenko is Konstantin Simonov in a new edition. Pythagoreans assert that everything in life repeats Itself in cycles. Yes, that's it: Yevtushenko is the Khrushchev edition of Simonov, and Simonov himself was a Stalin edition. What was he like? He was a member of the Central Committee of the Party, the editor of the Litcrary Gazette, had an open credit in the bank, was young, handsome, talented, he travelled abroad.
Page 171 - This came not only from civil servants but also from the ranks of the ANC, SACP and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the region.
Page xi - I would like to express my greatest appreciation to Prof. Yvonne Muthien...
Page xii - I am sure that they will be proud of her when they see and read the book. A special word of thanks is also due to my staff in Uganda and Rwanda.