Mbalula has got it wrong

2014-04-09 15:28
Nelson Mandela (AFP)
Mandela used sports to bring people together under one interest. Watching last nights varsity cup game between Ikeys and Pukke I was pleased to see how many students of every possible race group in this country was playing, cheering and celebrating their respective team performances. When our country was walking out of the doldrums of apartheid such scenes would of been taboo. Yet last night I saw respect and camaraderie between everyone no matter the color of their skin or the back ground they came from. THIS is what sport is capable of doing and THIS is a direct result of a legacy left by Mandela. He understood and embraced it. For Mbulula to stoop so low as using the "race card" again before an election to try and remind everyone of the "us against them" mentality is not just morally flawed it betrays everything that the farther of our nation stood for and build towards. Sports people all around South Africa - black, white, purple or green looks at this electioneering puppet and only loses respect for him. I don't care if any sport team is 100% black - if they perform, deserve it and represents our nation with pride they have all of my backing, but pushing in people who did not work for that honor and feels no obligation to deserve it will only result in people losing interest in sporting teams and that takes away the greatest possibilities for galvanising the entire nation which TaTa perfectly understood and used for all - not just the ANC.


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