Former Springboks coach, Peter de Villiers is the latest public figure to have thrown his support behind the GOOD Party and it’s leader Patrica de Lille.

De Villiers coached the country’s national rugby team from 2008 and 2011. South Africans go to the polls in general elections on 8 May.

In a short video released by the party, De Villiers speaks highly of De Lille and explains why he has decided to join GOOD.

“Many of us have worked very hard to improve ourselves our families and our country, don’t receive due acknowledgment for our labour. South Africa will be a great nation when it learns to place equal value on its people regardless of colour. The Patricia de Lille I know has opposed injustice and still continues to fight corruption.”

De Lille says the decision by De Villiers to support her party will be beneficial for its youth programmes. She says De Villiers is a good role model to have within the party.

“It certainly means a lot especially for our young people we are looking for role models so that our young people can aspire to become like him. He was the first coach of colour for the Springboks and that he is going to throw his weight in assisting with training young people motivating them and inspiring them to take charge of their own lives.”