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South Africa's rugby stars celebrate victory at Mandela site

AFP/Cape Town
Filed on November 11, 2019
South African captain Siya Kolisi holds the Web Ellis Trophy and his son during the team's last stop to parade the trophy at the Cape Town City Hall (AFP)

The Springboks' final stop on their victory tour pounded home the message of unity

South Africa's rugby stars on Monday hoisted the World Cup before thousands of ecstatic fans at Cape Town's City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison.

The Springboks' final stop on their victory tour pounded home the message of unity in a country still nursing the wounds of apartheid a quarter-century after its end.

"Look how we are all different, different races, different backgrounds, and we came together for South and we made it happen," Siya Kolisi, the Springboks' first black Test captain, told thousands of fans.

"I'm saying to you today, just take a look around you, there is different races, different people with different backgrounds, but look how you are making it special for us."

 


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