Various roads in Durban will be closed to traffic as the Springboks Victory Tour arrives in Durban on Friday.
The procession is expected to start at Umhlanga then head to KwaMashu township, the City Hall and to end at the Moses Mabhida stadium.
eThekwini metro police spokesperson, Parboo Sewpersad says no unauthorised vehicles will be allowed in these following routes.
“The route will start at about 09:00 on the N2 at Umhlanga. It will proceed at the south bound carriages way to KwaMashu. The arrival time at the city will be at 10:00. All planning has been done with regard to the route. The second proceeds to the beach front via West Street to the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium.”
Durban Graffiti Artist, Iain Ewok Robinson, who painted a mural as a tribute to the Springbok’s victory of the Rugby World Cup has urged Durbanites not to miss the opportunity to welcome the team to the city. The mural has the face of Springboks captain, Siya Kolisi, the William Webb Ellis trophy and the Springboks emblem. Robinson says the lesson for all South Africans from the Boks’ victory, is to never give up…
The KwaMashu community in Durban are calling for rugby to be better promoted in township schools.
KwaMashu is well known for producing actors like Leleti Khumalo and soccer players like former Bafana Bafana player Siyabonga Nomvete.
The township is along the Boks’ Victory Parade route through Durban on Friday. Learners say they would love to have the opportunity to play rugby.
Meawhile, the Sprinboks are set to meet Members of Parliament briefly next week on the Cape Town leg of their four-province Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
The Boks will go to Parliament on Monday and take a photo with MPs next to the bust of Nelson Mandela, who was President when the Springboks won their first ever World Cup in 1995.
The champions kick-started their tour on Friday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria before heading to the Johannesburg CBD and Soweto.
Parliament’s House Chairperson, Cedrick Frolick says the Boks were supposed to be present at the sitting of the National Assembly on Tuesday – however, due to their hectic schedule they will not be able to do so.
“There’s a huge demand for people across the country to see them – so it’s difficult to amend their programme to accommodate Parliament… however, on Monday they are in Cape Town and processes are underway to arrange for them to be at parliament at 12:00 just for 15 or 20 minutes. All members who are available are requested to attend that.”
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