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ANC statement on the Springbok emblem

10 October 2008

The African National Congress (ANC) has taken note of discussions taking place at the National Sports Indaba in Durban, with particular reference to the Springbok rugby emblem.

The ANC would like to state categorically that it would not like to see any replacement or change of the Springbok emblem until sufficient debate and consultation of all stakeholders, including rugby supporters, has taken place.

We would also like to encourage our world-acclaimed sportsmen to continue winning more world cups for South Africa and not be detracted by debates on the future of the Springbok emblem.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte
Spokesperson
African National Congress

For more information:
Brian Sokutu 071 671 6919