Monday, 29 October 2007

The Parade

The rain failed to stop thousands of fans from lining the roads of Pretoria and Johannesburg to see the team that won them the Rugby World Cup.Being on the media bus that led the parade, I was able to see first hand, the uniting effect that success in sport has on our people, people of all sizes, color, shapes and creed lined the streets to celebrate. On the highway between Jhb and Pta cars blew their horns, some stopped to take pictures of the team, every single person that I seen had a smile on their face. One thing that I noticed was the sheer numbers of black supporters that seemed intent to congratulate the Boks. That made me think that maybe the controversy about quotas is not really what the man on the street wants, but what a select number of politicians want, because the black people that lined the streets in large numbers seemed to love this team as much as the white onesBryan Habana lifts the Webb Ellis Cup for the crowds in Midrand, near Johannesburg.

Check out the support the Boks had during their parade through Pretoria and Johannesburg. video
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