Durban - eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo is expected to visit the Springboks during their training session at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday.
Nxumalo on Thursday called on the city's residents to join him in showing support to the Springboks as they prepare for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
“Let us show our undying support for them. We don’t want the recent hurdles to deter them from showcasing their tenacious and never-say-die spirit that we have witnessed on numerous occasions,” he said, referring to the recent selection scandal.
“When the Springboks board the plane to England, they must know that the people of Durban are behind them and they must remember our undying support and our million voices cheering them on,” he said.
The 2015 World Cup, in England, starts on September 18 and ends on October 31.