One year on: The icons Covid-19 took from SA sport

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Kaunda Ntunja (SuperSport)
Kaunda Ntunja (SuperSport)

Nothing brought the reality of Covid-19's sweeping reign of terror in society to the sports community than SuperSport isiXhosa commentator Kaunda Ntunja's death.

Sure, former Marseille president Pape Diouf dying in April last year, and Pep Guardiola losing his mother to the virus the same month, brought the spotlight onto the pandemic's devastating effects.

But it was still something that felt far away from South African sport. That it was going to be managed and everyone, for the most part, would be OK.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
loading... Live
West Indies 67/0
Bangladesh 234/10
loading... Live
England 360/10
New Zealand 329/10 & 6/0
Voting Booth
Would you be keen to see the Springboks join the Six Nations?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes! The Northern Hemisphere is the future.
53% - 3302 votes
No! The Rugby Championship is still the pinnacle.
47% - 2937 votes
Vote