Delivering Div:Bok coach puts in his 67 minutes for Madiba

2011-07-16 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Springbok coach Peter de Villiers raced in a police vehicle from the squad’s final practice to Helen Joseph hospital yesterday.

It wasn’t an injury that had him speeding there, but a need to get in his full 67 minutes of community service for Nelson Mandela before the team left for Australia.

Wearing yellow rubber gloves and accompanied by Springbok technical analyst Malome Maimane and communications manager Andy Colquhoun, De Villiers mopped floors and washed walls at the hospital’s Thembalethu clinic.

De Villiers said he decided to make the hospital his Mandela Day project after meeting a doctor who works there on a golf course and hearing about the hard work and long hours the staff put in.

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