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Ali Bacher on Mluleki George: 'Him, Mthobi Tyamzashe and Steve Tshwete saved me after Gatting tour'

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Ali Bacher.
Ali Bacher.
(Deon Raath/Rapport)

World-renowned cricket administrator Dr Ali Bacher paid tribute to revered sports administrator and anti-apartheid activist Mluleki George, who died of Covid-19 on Monday.

News of George's death, at the age of 72, came on Wednesday, prompting an outpouring of tributes from those who knew and admired the former South African Rugby Football Union (SARFU, now SA Rugby) vice-president.

Bacher credited George for "saving him" after he was "history" after he organised the ill-judged England "rebel" tour to then apartheid South Africa in 1990.

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