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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

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Mandela, Nelson

The Long Walk to Freedom (INSCRIBED & SIGNED)

Soweto 'Unrest' Police Officer's copy + 3 Signed letters from Minister of Law and Order and Police Commanders

Published: Macdonald Purnell, Randburg, 1995

Edition: Reprint

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Hard cover, end papers feature a map of South Africa, illustrated with b&w photographs, pp. 630, text pages generally clean, DJ creased and worn at extremities and spine, dirt and liquid marks on inside of DJ, boards are rubbed, worn at spine ends and there is a bit of loss to map area on inside front and the top rear corner. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Nelson Mandela on 27/10/95 on the title page. With three original letters in Afrikaans to JB Facer (Captain, Major, Lieutenant-Colonel) congratulating him on his promotion; 1) Signed letter from Minister of Law and Order, Adriaan Vlok (1989); 2) Signed letter by Lieutenant-General J Swart, SA Police Divisional Chief of Internal Stability (1993) and 3) Brigadier LAH Nortje, SAP Regional Coordinator. The A4-size letters are creased and slightly faded. Facer, was stationed in Soweto and served as an Internal Stability Unit (number 3) officer in the SA Police and later SA Police Services. This Unit was also known as the "Riot Control" Unit. They were responsible for additional security when Mandela visited Soweto in the period leading to the 1994 elections and thereafter.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Richmond Books and Prints
  • Contact Person: John Donaldson
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 081 270 8827
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  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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