Pretoria - The South African Cabinet has extended its
condolences to the government of New Zealand, family, friends and the New
Zealand Rugby Union on the loss of rugby superstar, Jonah Lomu.
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, who briefed media on
Thursday on Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting, relayed the message about the former
All Black wing.
He described as having made a huge impact on the game of
Lomu died at his home in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age
of 40 on Wednesday. He had been fighting kidney disease.
Lomu rose to stardom in the 1995 Rugby World Cup which was
hosted in South Africa. He played for
New Zealand from 1995 to 2002 and was capped 63 times.
In 2011, he was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame
for his contribution to the Rugby World Cup.