Brothers, sisters, comrades, I am here because I believe you have made a decision with insufficient information and foresight. I am aware of your earlier vote. I am aware that it was unanimous. Nonetheless, I believe we should restore the Springboks. Restore their name, their emblem and their colors, immediately. Let me tell you why. On Robben Island, in Pollsmoor Prison, all of my jailers were Afrikaners. For 27 years, I studied them. I learned their language, read their books, their poetry. I had to know my enemy before I could prevail against him. And we did prevail, did we not? All of us here â€¦ we prevailed. Our enemy is no longer the Afrikaner. They are our fellow South Africans, our partners in democracy. And they treasure Springbok rugby. If we take that away, we lose them. We prove that we are what they feared we would be. We have to be better than that. We have to surprise them with compassion, with restraint, and generosity. I know. All of the things they denied us. But this is no time to celebrate petty revenge. This is the time to build our nation using every single brick available to us - even if that brick comes wrapped in green and gold. You elected me your leader. Let me lead you now.
[Jason, Mandela's chief of security, is waiting in the security office. There is a knock at the door]
Ah, that must be Jessie with the schedule. Come in, beautiful!
[four burly Afrikaners walk in, led by Etienne Feyder]
[springing to his feet] What's this?
Mr. Jason Tshabalala?
That's me. Am I under arrest?
Captain Feyder and team reporting for duty, sir.
We're the presidential bodyguard. We've been assigned to this office. [reaches into his pocket and removes a booklet] Here are our orders.
[Jason warily takes it]
You're Special Branch, right? [One of the men nods]
[noticing Jason's incredulity] You'll see that they've been signed.
Well, I don't care if they've been signed [notices that they've been signed by Mandela. He folds it] Just wait here. [storms off]
[Linga and Hendrick, Mandela's bodyguards, are waiting for him to go running]
Gee, It's cold, man.
[Mandela exits his house]
How are you?
How is your family, Hendrick?
Top shape, sir. How about yours?
[Mandela stops in his tracks, suddenly weary, and looks at him]
I have a very large family. 42 million. I don't think I'll walk today. [goes back inside]
[furiously] We never, never ask him about his family.
But he asks us about ours all the time!
Hey, think about it, man. He's separated from his wife, his children. How often do you see them here, huh? He's not a saint, okay? He's a man, with a man's problems. He doesn't need us reminding him about them.
Can I ask you a question, Lieutenant?
Ja, of course.
What's he like?
When I worked for the previous President, it was my job to be invisible. This President... Well, he found out I like English toffee, and he brought me some back from his visit to England.
How do you inspire your team to do their best?
By example. I've always thought to lead by example, sir.
Well, that is right. That is exactly right. But how do we get them to be better then they think they CAN be? That is very difficult, I find. Inspiration, perhaps. How do we inspire ourselves to greatness when nothing less will do? How do we inspire everyone around us? I sometimes think it is by using the work of others.
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