Brian Zuma’s son shining on cricket pitch

2014-08-01 00:00

THE son of the former Msunduzi municipal spokesperson Brian Zuma is making waves in cricket.

Lwandiswa Zuma (18), deputy head boy at Maritzburg College, has been selected for the national under 19 cricket side that travelled to England last week. They are ­expected back in the country on ­August 23.

He was one of only two from KwaZulu-Natal who were selected from a total of 23 players in the initial squad.

He plays his first international game today.

Cricket franchises are also knocking at the Zuma’s door with the prospect of having the youngster play for them.

“There are a few franchises that are looking to have him play for them, but the negotiations are still ongoing,” Brian Zuma told The Witness.

Zuma said he was proud of what his son has achieved. “To have a child is a blessing. Many people want children and do not have them. All there is for us to do as parents is to make sure that we are there to support him.”

Zuma said his son was not always big on cricket.

“He was big on soccer and was with the Maritzburg development side. He was always good at cricket but was more interested in soccer.

“It was his teacher in Athlone primary who recognised his talent and actually spoke to us,” he said.

He said his son later changed and started to focus more on cricket.

Zuma said he was not surprised by what his son has achieved and said the youngster had set high goals for himself. “He does not depend on any­one but himself.”

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