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‘Mthethwa should stay out of BLM debate,’ says commentator

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Veteran sports broadcaster Dumile Mateza says AfriForum’s objections to #BLM may be preposterous, but the sports minister similarly has no right to stick his nose into the debate, as players have a constitutional right to refuse to kneel.


19 Aug 2020
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‘Mthethwa should stay out of BLM debate,’ says commentator

Minister of Sport, Nathi Mthethwa, has announced the interim board of CSA, who must now restore the organisation's integrity. Picture: CISMedia

Senior sports commentator Dumile Mateza says the move by Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa to force South African sport teams or individual players to participate in the ‘Black Lives Matter” (#BLM) movement is unwarranted and out-of-turn. Mateza was replying to a statement by AfriForum, in which the civil society body criticised Mthethwa for asking the SA Rugby Union to take action against players who failed to kneel down as part of the Black Lives Matter campaign during the Harlequins and Sale Sharks match in England at the weekend. Players from sports codes worldwide have recently started kneeling before events, in solidarity...

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