With the ANC conference in full swing, we thought it might be appropriate to revisit two stories where he unashamedly tied in sport with politics.
Both of them were, at the time, very topical.
What the Lions can teach the ANC
Just before President Jacob Zuma acrimoniously fired Pravin Gordhan as finance minister, the Lions had announced that longstanding and successful coach Johan Ackermann would be moving on to English side Gloucester.
The regime change was smooth and vividly illustrated the clear leadership at the union.
If only the ruling party could take some notes…
The #Guptaleaks and cricket
The #Guptaleaks were, for wont of a better word, sensational.
And we couldn’t resist when it came to light that even cricket couldn’t escape the clutches of the Guptas.