“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people.
I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony with equal opportunities.
It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve.
But, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
Nelson Mandela, from his speech before sentence was passed on him in the Riviona trial in 1963.