Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended two sports officials following the arrest of 60 Ghanaians posing as journalists who tried to illegally enter Australia for the Commonwealth Games.
A trio of South African athletes had no trouble in the preliminary athletics rounds at the Commonwealth Games, booking their places in two finals.
Chad le Clos has won silver for South Africa in the men's 100m freestyle final while Colleen Piketh took home bronze in bowls at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Team SA were in full swing on day 4 of the Commonwealth Games with Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos excelling in the pool.
Team South Africa are in action across nine sporting codes on Monday April 9 at the 2018 Commonwealth Game
Chad le Clos booked his place at the top table of men’s 100-metre freestyle sprinting with a brilliant silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.
South Africa's Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies are into the final of the men's 100m event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The Commonwealth Games play a major role in teaching athletes about competing in major events, and give youngsters lessons in championship-racing pressure.
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