World Cup Special

Parks, taverns & streets turn green and gold as SA celebrates World Cup triumph

03 November 2019 - 00:01 By JEFF WICKS, MPUMZI ZUZILE, ALEX PATRICK and NIVASHNI NAIR

When SA beat England in the 2007 Rugby World Cup final in France, 16-year-old Siya Kolisi cheered for the Boks from a weathered bench in Gqalane's Tavern, in the Port Elizabeth township of Zwide.

Yesterday, his community cheered for him in that same cramped beer hall, a stone's throw from his Mtembu Road childhood home...

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