Ntini’s claims demand action

On the occasion of Makhaya Ntini’s 100th Test match for the South African cricket team, he received a letter from Nelson Mandela which said in part: “What you have achieved goes beyond the number of matches you played; you have demonstrated, especially to the youth of our country, that everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” What Mandela was not aware of at the time, was that SA’s first black cricketer not only had to fight the physical circumstances of having been born in the backwaters of…

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