“Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” Khulu Madiba
The Duke of York (later King George VI) enjoying his favourite game- tennis- in Jamaica. -
"He played at Wimbledon in the Men's Doubles with Louis Greig in 1926, losing in the first round.
He developed an interest in working conditions, and was President of the Industrial Welfare Society. His series of annual summer camps for boys between 1921 and 1939 brought together boys from different social backgrounds.
His journey by sea to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji took him via Jamaica, where Albert played doubles tennis partnered with a black man, which was unusual at the time and taken locally as a display of equality between races."
"I saw my mission as one of preaching reconciliation, of binding the wounds of the country, of engendering trust and confidence. I knew that many people, particularly the minorities, whites, Coloureds and Indians, would be feeling anxious about the future, and I wanted them to feel secure. I reminded people again and again that the liberation struggle was noit a battle against any one group or colour, but a fight against a system of repression. At every opportunity, said all South Africans must now unite and join hands and say we are one country, one nation, one people, marching together into the future.
Khulu Madiba (I'm so moved my heart weeps. Are we going to throw their blood, sweat and tears the rubbish bin? Is there no end to your selfishness, cruelty and barbarism? You will not blame white people and apartheid for your evil! Its YOU YOU YOU! Step down if you not a leader! Leader of mass destruction! Sis!!! You disgusting! Sis! Sis!!! I'm spitting you out!!! You thaaat disgusting! You causing racial tensions and we won't allow that! We are all God's children and that is that! And those stupid preachers who mislead and misguide must perish! Many have died, because of their witchcraft!
Nelson Mandela talking about Muhammed Ali - 1 Apr 2012
This was part of an interview for World Reconciliation Day in Sep 2000
I just came across this essay by Dennis Goldberg and I just have to add this part.
"When we were charged in the Rivonia Trial they brought Nelson from Robben Island and he was dressed as a black prisnoner: he was in leg irons and handcuffs, wearing sandals, no socks, short trousers, a jacket that looked like a house boy's jacket. Now, you know, to put a man into the dock like that is to create an immediate prejudice. He was usually so elegant, such a snappy dresser, and they set out to humiliate him in his clothes, but he held himself so ramrod straight, so dignified. He had lost an enormous amount of weight in prison. I had a small slab of chocolate with me and I nudged him. He looked round below the level of the of the dock, and he nodded his head and I broke off a couple of blocks of choclate and put them in his hand. He sort of wiped his hand across his face and the chocolate ended up in his mouth with a sharp corner sticking out of this very sunken cheeck, and he sucked on this chocolate until it disappeared and then he nudged me again...
George Bizoz used to bring us food. Nelson really enjoyed the sausages and the gherkins and sweet meats and his cheeks filled out in a very few days. You realize how near the edge our prison diets were: just a few snacks every day would put on weight.
These idiots go raise funds in the name of the very people that our forefathers sacrificed everything for and misuse it to feed their disgusting lifestyle. Keep it in the bank for what? Sis you ugly heart, ugly face who claim to love Madiba. The very violence you perpetuate will follow you and your entire families to your graves. You are the living dead as it is. You think you clever, good for nothing fools! Then you talk about slavery and apartheid to suck life out of white people, yet you persecute your very own people. You keep blaming these very white people whom you use to maintain your disgusting lifestyles in the name of improving the previously disadvantaged. You sick, sick, sick! Sis! You nothing but dirt! When the rubbish truck picks up dirt, it must put you in that rubbish and throw you off, right there in the midst of dirt. Your actions have shown us that, that is exactly how you see yourself!
How do you like South Africa's economy now? Its your actions! You've brought it down to nothingness, because of your jealousy, tribalism and stupidity. Where were you when our leaders died in order to establish order, peace, wealth and tranquility in the land? White people fought with black people now you want to point fingers at them continuously? Sis! Rotten fool. I first met Gillian Slovo the daughter of Joe Slovo and Ruth First at Amnesty Internal Awards in London. They lost their parents while fighting for the freedom of black people against apartheid government. I would meet her again at the National Order Awards in Pretoria. We were all invited by President Thabo Mbeki. What a wonderful reunion for me and Gillian. She made me model at the Award ceremony and kept on showing me off like my late mom (aunt) Elizabeth. It was so much fun. She loved my outfit and personality. She was so warm and took plenty of photos before we went home. Hi Gillian, hope you well. Now how do you think people like Gillian must be feeling when you persist on causing such racial devides through your actions? Your time is up! We are a rainbow nation and we will live in peace and in harmony. You simply take yourself out of the New South Africa. You living in the past and you want to infest our future with your violence and your witchcraft! Won't happen. These people who are witches are amongst you! They charm you and you think they nice. They are in positions of power. You think you giving your money to good people, because you want to do right what was done wrong, in a nutshell you sponsoring devils. Look beyond their outer appearances. They nothing but evil and despicable human beings.
Vanish from my world!
Vanish from my people!
"The good Shephered puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary. A hired man is not a real shephered. The sheep mean nothing to him. He sees a wolf come and runs for it, leaving the sheep to be ravaged and scattered by the wolf. He's only in it for the money. The sheep don't matter to him."
This is where it ends stupid thieves! And you will pay back every single penny! You and your families will be poorer than church mouse. Justice never fails! You and your entire household will fall! Its the nature of things!