Siya Kolisi’s hometown Zwide celebrates Springboks’ World Cup victory

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The celebrations of the Springboks’ World Cup triumph continue in Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s hometown of Zwide in Gqeberha. His primary school, Emsengeni, held a drum parade and victory walk through the streets of Zwide.

Kolisi became the first Springbok captain to win back-to-back World Cup tournaments.

Emsengeni Primary School Principal, Luyanda Nyoka, says he believes another Siya Kolisi could emerge from the school.

“The current learners view Siya Kolisa as a pillar of strength. They view him as a source of inspiration and many of them want to emulate what he has already done for the school and also for the country. And in the near future, I can assure you that we will produce another player that will do even better.”



Kolisi is also a huge inspiration for the learners of Emsengeni Primary School. “I feel happy and encouraged seeing Siya Kolisi successful because one day I want to be like him,” says one of the learners.

Another learner says, “We are proud of him.”