Quotation by Nelson Mandela

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
Nelson Mandela (b. 1918), South African political leader. statement from prison, Feb. 10, 1985. quoted in Higher than Hope, pt. 4, ch. 30, Fatima Meer (1988).

refusing the terms offered for his release by South African President P.W. Botha. The statement was read by Zindzi Mandela, Nelson's daughter, at a UDF rally at the Jabulani Stadium, Soweto.
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