Springbok trophy parade: Can Free State also be included in the list?
Boks are set for five day World Cup parade, starting in Soweto through to Cape Town. The Boks will kick off their RWC Champions Tour in Gauteng on Thursday with the parade making stops in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto.
The RWC squad will also parade the Webb Ellis Cup in several other locations before concluding the tour in Cape Town on Monday, 11 November.
The planned RWC Champions Tour stops are as follow:
- Thursday, 7 November: Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto
- Friday, 8 November: Durban
- Saturday, 9 November: East London
- Sunday, 10 November: Port Elizabeth
- Monday, 11 November: Cape Town
FS News Online avoid responding or commenting on our readers’ comments. However, this comment on our Facebook and Messenger got me thinking. A reader of ours, asked a very good question with regard to the reasons why on the trophy tour of the Springboks, Free State is not included on the list.
Please bear in mind that there are other Provinces that have not been included also.
On Saturday, 02 November 2019, as with the rest of the country, Free Staters and I joined multitudes of fans and patriots who were rooting for the Boks. We shouted and screamed on top of our voices. We shouted and screamed even more when Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis Cup high.
We could not have been more proud of our boys for making our country proud. We looked beyond colour lines, traditions, values, norms and beliefs, to celebrate their win. We became one country and started believing that we are stronger together. We still do believe we are stronger together.
To select a few provinces for the trophy tour, is quite mind boggling. I share the reader’s sentiment that this is a moment where everyone( within possible constraints) should have a glimpse of our heroes and the cup.
I therefore humbly request the power that be, tour coordinators; SARU; our own provincial governmen; and all, to also include at least one town, if not more, to showcase the trophy in our lovely province.
Sidelining small provinces, cities, towns, villages and townships in our country should be the thing of the past. We belong to one South Africa and the Bokke, belongs to all of us. Nothing about us, without us.
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Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane
Editor – FS News Online