Springbok interdict bid dropped

2015-09-02 14:48
Tshidiso Mokhoanatse at the High Court in Pretoria with some of his supporters in the rugby case. (Thomas Hartleb, News24)

Tshidiso Mokhoanatse at the High Court in Pretoria with some of his supporters in the rugby case. (Thomas Hartleb, News24)

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Pretoria - The court bid to stop the Springboks from leaving South Africa to compete in the Rugby World Cup was abandoned in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Judge Ntendeya Mavundla stood the matter down for the parties to have a discussion about transformation in rugby - one that would involve the broader community.

This would enable the applicants to reflect and for other interested parties to engage ”so that this issue of transformation would then be ventilated”.

This meant the applicant, Tshidiso Mokhoanatse and his Agency for New Agenda political party, would no longer seek a court order to stop the Springboks from leaving the country.

He had argued that Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and the South African Rugby Union had failed in the constitutional duty to ensure the Springbok team reflected South Africa's demographics.

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