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'Madiba Magic' still works!

2013-12-09 14:05
Branco du Preez (AFP Photo)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers have praised the Proteas and the Blitzbokke for showing their 'Madiba Magic' over the weekend.

The Blitzbokke beat New Zealand 17-14 to win the third tournament of the IRB Sevens World Series in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, a timely tribute to recently deceased former president Nelson Mandela.

The Proteas also humiliated current Cricket World Cup champions and ICC No 1-ranked India in their one-day international series.

This is what Sport24 readers had to say about the wins:

"MADIBA MAGIC!" - David Lekota

"And what a fitting result too in the area where the great man Madiba himself was from..." - Sean

"One last oomph of Madiba Magic this sporting weekend." - Dave Scott Duncan

"Madiba magic & great to be a South African." - Mario Kleynhans

"Well done boys! A fitting tribute on this very emotional weekend." - Bokmaster

"Well done BlitzBokke and fans! A deserved result! A good result for SA :) not to say that they totally deserved it, but it couldn't have come at a better time." - Jimmy NZ

"We didn't completely deserve it in '95 either! Sometimes emotion has the ability to carry you through brawn, that's what makes rugby great!" - Ivor Crabbia

"Madiba Magic has always been with us, with the passing of this revered icon the magic will only grow stronger." - Tony Stone

"Congrats Blitzbokke and Protea s for your respective wins.it cheer up otherwise a sad weekend.I thinks the wins is for honour Madiba." - Barney Klaasin

"Had the privilege of watching the Bokke play in Port Elizabeth in 2012. The unity among South Africans was electrifying." - Azola Belewa

"Well done .Madiba would have been proud . Even in his passing , he still creates Magic . To the team Awesome Job." - Tyronne Jardim

"Riveting. Inspirational." - Bard of Blairgowrie

"Whilst it's great we are all feeling warm and fuzzy right now as we reflect on Madiba and what he did for SA, the massive problems that exist and lie ahead will take generations to fix- at a stretch!!!!" - Ian Trenor

"SA teams should play for madiba more often. Win more tournaments..." - Andries Gelderblom


Fans use six and four signs to form Nelson Mandela's prison number at the match between India and the Proteas. (AP Photo)

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