Springboks Captain Siyamthanda Kolisi has described his return to his home town as an emotional experience.

Kolisi and the Springbok team are currently on their fourth leg of the World Cup trophy tour, in Nelson Mandela Bay.


The Springboks captain, who was born and bred in Zwide Township, says it’s an honour to witness the support he is getting from South Africans.


He reflected on how he felt when he landed in his hometown.


“I’m getting quite emotional to think where it all started, obviously I have not forgotten. I was telling coach now that I took one of the guys Felix to see where I grew up. I saw pictures of myself at home when I was a little kid and saw my friends. So, yes it is tough obviously because you look at the people, and you really want things to change for them,” adds Kolisi.


Meanwhile, the Springboks are expected to touch down at Cape Town International Airport this evening for the final round of their nationwide parade after winning the World Cup in Japan.


They will embark on a trophy parade in areas on the Cape Flats on Monday including Elsies River, Belhar and Langa.

The world champions are also scheduled to meet with Parliamentarians and Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato.

The trophy parade is expected to culminate with an event at the Cape Town Stadium later in the day.