Bok squad members spent their 67 minutes for Madiba in Mfuleni, where they played soccer with kids from the community and assisted Habitat for Humanity in building homes. Photo: @bokrugby via Instagram

CAPE TOWN – “Thank you Tata! iQhawe LamaQhawe (the mighty warrior).” That was how Springbok captain Siya Kolisi paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on Mandela Day.

Kolisi posted a picture on Instagram on Wednesday of himself standing in front of a Madiba statue.

The Bok skipper was later spotted at Parklands High School near Bloubergstrand in Cape Town, along with former captain Eben Etzebeth, centre Damian de Allende and loose forward Sikhumbuzo Notshe.

According to SA Rugby, the Boks teamed up with the school, sponsors MTN and Springbok Atlas to deliver blankets to nearby impoverished communities.

Other Bok squad members such as Embrose Papier, Marco van Staden and Salmaan Moerat spent their 67 minutes for Madiba in Mfuleni, where they played soccer with kids from the community and assisted Habitat for Humanity in building homes.

The likes of Bongi Mbonambi and Trevor Nyakane made their way to Klapmuts, also to hand out blankets.

Springbok physiotherapist René Naylor posted pictures of a previous visit to Robben Island, alongside fellow Bok physio Tanushree Pillay and team PR manager Annelee Murray, as well as Madiba’s former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange.

Naylor posted on Instagram: “To be free is not merely to cast off ones chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others - Nelson Mandela #RobbenIsland #mandeladay #prison #findthemadibainyou #mandelacentenary” 



 
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