Durban - KwaMashu residents roared with excitement when the victorious Springbok rugby team passed through the township as part of their victory tour on Friday.
The bus drove past KwaMashu station and was welcomed with songs and cheers from residents, school children and taxi drivers. Some shops in the area, including Super Spar and Ackermans, closed to allow their staff to take part in the celebrations.
Xolani Nzimande came on his wheelchair carrying a rugby ball. The crowd broke into an impromptu rugby game, throwing the ball around to each other.
Video: Zanele Zulu
Nzimande had hoped the Springboks would stop and he would get a chance to ask them to sign his ball. “But I’m very happy about the Springbok’s win; they have done very well and made us proud as a country; and it’s not the first time," he said.
Zanele Ngcobo said she was very excited about the Springbok win. She said having been brought up during the apartheid era, the win meant a lot because it had brought about unity in the country.