The trophy parade went to the Eastern Cape on Sunday 10 November, where Port Elizabeth is the hometown of the Springbok’s captain, Siya Kolisi, and Uitenhage is the hometown of the coach Rassie Erasmus.
Meanwhile, the Free State citizens are still standing steadfast behind the Boks trophy tour celebrations with the hopes that it can make its rounds to Bloemfontein as well. Currently over 12 600 patrons have signed a petition launched by OFM’s The Big Breakfast morning show. This petition will be sent to the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
OFM News recently reported that the Northern Cape Premier Zamani Saul also expressed his disappointment as Northern Cape is also left out of the Boks trophy celebrations tour as well.
Central parts of South Africa, namely the Free State – which is known for having strong ties to the Springboks – North West and the Northern Cape were not included in the trophy tours by SARU. The Boks trophy celebrations tour started on 7 November 2019 in Gauteng, proceeding to the Union Buildings.
The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, amidst the celebrations at the Union Buildings, alluded “if it was the elections, Kolisi would win the seat of the President and Rassie that of finance minister”. He said this on the basis of the tremendous chants of love and support by citizens of South Africa for the Springboks coach Rassie and captain Kolisi.
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