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Simphiwe Matanzima. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)
Simphiwe Matanzima. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Simphiwe Matanzima is a young man who clearly chooses his words carefully.

It's an interesting trait for a man whose family lineage boasts a particularly prominent former politician and orator - the 23-year-old Bulls loosehead is a grandson of Kaiser, the former president of the Transkei.

Matanzima is understated and unassuming.

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