AfriForum hits out at Cosatu's Ehrenreich

2015-08-12 17:04
COSATU) provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich (File)

Cape Town - AfriForum has accused Tony Ehrenreich, Secretary of Cosatu in the Western Cape, of being an opportunist, using South African rugby on the eve of the Rugby World Cup as political playball in an attempt to promote his own race-obsessed agenda.  

Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum, is of the view that Ehrenreich - if he is serious about the development of rugby’s player base among all communities - should rather find the fault in the failure of the governing alliance - of which he is part - in promoting sport in dysfunctional schools.

“Teachers play a key role in developing sport at school level. The failure of the governing alliance to enable the effective functioning of 80% of the country’s schools has directly resulted in little sport development taking place in schools,” Kriel said.

Kriel added that it’s reckless of Ehrenreich to put the Springbok team - who are experiencing tough times at the moment - under more pressure.

“Ehrenreich’s conduct indicates that he is willing to jeopardise rugby’s welfare in order to gain publicity for himself.”

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