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Kenyan rugby fraternity pays tribute to Mandela

09 December 2013, 14:26

Nairobi - Kenya Rugby Football Union chair Mwangi Muthee has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela calling him an icon that the world will find hard to replace.

“As fate will have it, we were in South Africa at a historic time. We have mixed feelings; saddened to lose our father but with indescribable thanks to God for the privilege to be right at his, Madiba’s doorstep during this time. We mourn, we celebrate his fruitful life.

" Our union and all Kenyans in South Africa, back at home and in the Diaspora, will walk every step with South Africans.

“Rest in Peace our Father.”

He said at the moment, Kenya Rugby was inspired by South Africans and were grateful to the nation for holding their hand.

“Our Sevens team is currently headed by Paul Treu and includes Vuyo Zangqa and Graham Bentz. We are relying on the South Africa Rugby Union [SARU] and Western Province Rugby Union to guide our XV's programme.

“We rely on the brotherhood with South Africa; in the only way we know as inspired by the selfless Nelson Mandela. Thank you South Africa for giving us this unforgettable man, he added.

Kenya participated in a heart warming tribute to Mandela at the start of the Port Elizabeth sevens tourney over the weekend.

- News24


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