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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 14

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15A Madikizela-Mandela calls her accusers liars, lunatics and collaborator 0 Okeechobee a THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY. DECEMBER 5, 1997 lake CKeschobee Canal Point V Pahoke N Belle South Bay ;j tinued to wear club uniforms, she said, she was wrongly associated with their criminal activities long after they had left her care. "They were the only decent clothes those children had," she said. "I did not have the resources to buy them new clothes." When pressed to explain incriminating testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including Jerry Richardson, a murderer and former soccer coach, Madikizela-Mandela dismissed her accusers as liars, lunatics and apartheid-era collaborators. "Honestly, for me to have to sit here and answer such ridiculous allegations is great pain to me," she said. At one point, Yasmin Sooka, an exasperated truth commissioner, eral of the seven commissioners. Although the truth commit sion has no authority to prosecute! criminal cases, it issues findings on its investigations and can refqr;" evidence to authorities. ' 'T Sooka, one of several commissioners who posed questions that, were sidestepped or ignored, said the last-minute apologies by nq., means assure Madikizela-Mandel;.. gets off the hook. Still, Sooka said, Madikizel? Mandela's contrition was essentiail" for many South Africans to hear. "It is important one does not un-w derestimate the meaning of apolo-! gies for victims," she said. "One' can't discount that the people of -this country never had a formal -apology from the apartheid state." reminded Madikizela-Mandela that for her version of events to be true, "everyone else who testified at this hearing is lying." Madikizela-Mandela replied matter-of-factly, "Yes, it is true that most of the witnesses who testified here were lying." Unshakable through nine hours of interrogation by a cast of attorneys and investigators, Madikizela-Mandela broke her stony stance only as the exhaustive session was about to adjourn. Openly frustrated by her refusal to give any ground, truth commission Chairman Archbishop Desmond Tutu issued an emotional personal appeal for his longtime friend to come clean. "I beg you, I beg you, I beg you, please," Tutu said softly. MADIKEZELA-MANDELA From 1A government panel delving into apartheid-era crimes. The surprise overtures came after a grueling and sometimes testy day of questioning, in which the former wife of President Nelson Mandela methodically denied allegations of murder, torture and other crimes. The commission called the hearings, opened to the public at her insistence, to look into 18 alleged human rights violations involving the notorious soccer club. Madikizela-Mandela insisted she had disbanded the team in the late 1980s on instruction of her then-imprisoned husband. But since many of the members con "You are a great person and you don't know how your greatness would be enhanced if you'd say, 'Sorry, things went wrong. Forgive me.' I beg you." As the crowded hearing room fell silent, Madikizela-Mandela turned momentarily to her attorney, then switched on her microphone. "Thank you very much for your wonderful, wise words," she said to Tutu. "That is the father I always knew in you. I am hoping it is still the same." After Madikizela-Mandela finished her apologies, Tutu adjourned the meeting amid scattered applause. A jubilant Madikizela-Mandela embraced supporters, shook the hands of her interrogators and moved to the front podium to hug and kiss sev f- 20 Miles i STAFF GRAPHIC Friendly bets part of game GAME From 1A 17 BGJitW?dJ(oI?7 i rjmbte bSG OS B70 LDV? 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"I told my players they're going to experience something Friday night that they've never, ever experienced in their athletic careers in terms of excitement." Pahokee won the Class 2A ehampionship in 1989 and lost in 1976. Clewiston lost in 1981 and 1986 but shared the 1982 championship with Jefferson County after both teams played to a 13-13 tie. "And they had to beat Pahokee (3-0) vto get there," recalled sportscaster Joe Whitehead, WAFC-FM 106's "Voice of the tigers." They had to beat Tampa Catholic last week. So sacred is Clewiston football that Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee, in his own cruiser, personally escorted the team bus on the three-hour ride to Tampa. "It's sad, in a way, to see the football season coming to an end, because now it's almost like Christmas morning. Everybody's spirits are so high," Lee said. ' The same can be said about Pahokee, where Blue Devils coach Joe Marx predicted tonight's playoff game back in August when his jteam lost to Clewiston in the preseason Kickoff Classic by two boints. f "That won't happen again. fThey will not escape," said Henry Crawford, manager of the Pahokee Mshing and Tackle Shop on Lake Okeechobee. In downtown Clewiston, Dave Lyons spent Thursday trying to restock his print shop with new supplies of paint and posterboard. "I sold out last week and now people are going nuts," said Lyons, who compared the local playoff fever to the electricity felt in nis native Pittsburgh when the $teelers won Super Bowls in the ,1970s. Mayor Kevin McCarthy thought about offering a friendly Wager to Pahokee Mayor Ramon Horta. "We both have sugar. I suppose he could trade me some catfish, and , I could trade some citrus," he said. McCarthy decided to save his vager for the state championship game. But there were plenty of serious bets wagered around the lake this week from sugar mills and basketball courts to eateries and tackle shops, i A corrections officer who identified himself as Joe Friday said he's betting $100 on Pahokee ;even though he lost his rent in a $400 bet last month when Glades Central knocked off his Blue Devils in the Muck Bowl. ; "During the game, people will bet $10 on a field goal or $20 on whether the running back will get 100 yards. It's just friend to friend, ;so fans can show their love for their team," he said. The wagers were higher when ithe two teams played in the 1950s, said Phillip Roland, who owns a Clewiston sports bar. "This is the biggest game in 10 years, so I'm sure there will be money passed around." ! "That's illegal,", said Sheriff Lee, who said his deputies are expecting a well-behaved crowd. "If there's illegal gambling going :on, we can't turn our heads." In a poinsettia garden not far from Cane Field, Frank Polhill struggled to find words to express his anticipation about watching his grandson, Clewiston quarterback Josh Polhill, in such an important game. ; "It's the Little Sugar Bowl, and I've already got butterflies in my stomach." POU HOEIflE ACCESSORIES FOR H1E FOH EUDS COMFORTERS 'SHEET SETS'FLATWARE JEWELRYSHOESMORE SWEATERS JEANS'OUTERWEAR' MORE 1 9.99 Closeout! Queen or king sheet sets From Special Edition. Slight imperfections will not affect wear. Reg. 59.99-79.99 Store stock only. No roincheda, phone oroW Ct qty. 25 50 plus 15 of f Diamond & precious heart pendants Reg. S300-SU00 Final cost 12 730-63 7 J0 Sale 20.99 Levi's 550 leans for young men Pure cotton denim in stonewash, bleach or black. Waists 30-40. 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