CAPE TOWN - South Africa has lost "a sport legend, a mentor and a guiding light" with the death of former Springbok rugby wing Chester Williams, Parliament's select committee on education and technology, sports, and arts and culture said on Saturday.
Williams died of a heart attack on Friday at the age of 49.
The committee was saddened by the death of the former Springbok star, committee chairperson Mamagase Elleck Nchabeleng said in a statement.
The wing of the 1995 Rugby World Cup champions played 27 test matches for the Springboks. The test matches spanned from 1993 to 2000 where he scored 14 tries.
He moved to the University of the Western Cape in his rugby career where he coached the university's rugby team that won the 2017 Varsity Shield.