PORT ELIZABETH – The Southern Kings have bagged one of their biggest signings in prominent Eastern Cape-born loose forward Thembelani Bholi, who will be returning home after signing with the PRO14 side.
The 29-year-old, who hails from Mooiplaas near East London, has signed a three-year deal which will see him return to his former team from the Bulls, where he has spent the past two years since departing from Port Elizabeth.
Bholi has been a prominent feature in the Bulls team in the past two seasons, and will look to make an immediate impact when he returns to represent his home team in the PRO14 2019/20 season. He will join the side in July.
Also joining the Southern Kings is talented centre Howard Mnisi, who has signed with the side for next season.
The former Lions star will be no stranger to Port Elizabeth, having turned out for Nelson Mandela University’s Madibaz team in the Varsity Cup in 2012 and 2013, and was named in the 2013 SA Universities squad alongside Southern Kings teammate Schalk Oelofse.