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Is former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers swapping rugby for politics?

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers seems to be getting ready for life outdoors rugby and a career in politics in accordance with the most recent developments.

The newest picture of de Villiers posing alongside aspect GOOD Party’s chief Patricia de Lille has come as affirmation that the former Springbok mentor has joined her political social gathering. 



De Villiers turns into mayor candidate for GOOD social gathering

De Villiers who’s, no less than nonetheless on paper, nonetheless contracted because the coach of Gqeberha-based Currie Cup first division outfit the Eastern Province (EP) Elephants, is now down as a GOOD social gathering mayoral candidate for the Drakenstein native municipality. 

On Sunday, social gathering chief De Lille introduced the eight mayoral candidates from her GOOD social gathering and in what may need confirmed a shock revelation to many, De Villiers discovered himself as one of many candidates. 

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Speaking on the candidates, De Lille enthused that De Villiers and co. all had “proven track records and have earned the trust of their communities and have no need to tell any lies about their qualifications” in a line that would simply be interpreted as a sly dig at her former social gathering the DA.

No earlier expertise

Although De Villiers had no prior expertise on this regard, De Lille was assured that he had confirmed himself sufficiently in different spheres of life.

“He (De Villiers) knows the pressures of expectation, and the powers of teamwork. How to manage and motivate people into giving their best. How to break through false ceilings and scale global heights,” stated the statement from the GOOD social gathering

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“He also understands the cycle of poverty, and the difficulties people of colour face when they break free of their historical cast. He has eaten at some of the poshest tables in Paarl, and also many of the poorest. And he has the experience of having worked with contracts and managing budgets,” they continued.

Party believes he was mistreated

The GOOD social gathering additionally acknowledges that De Villiers didn’t have it simple throughout his tenure as Springbok coach.

“Peter (de Villiers) became one of South Africa’s most successful national rugby coaches of all time at a time that the rugby fraternity wasn’t ready for its first Black coach. In his hands, the Springboks made more of a habit of beating the All Blacks than at any other time in post-isolation history and walked over the 2009 British and Irish Lions,”

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“Rugby’s loss is sweet individuals’s achieve. Peter is captivated with levelling the taking part in area in his hometown of Paarl. He desires to build a standard

understanding among the many individuals, wealthy and poor, of the hyperlinks between dignity and justice, on the one hand, and stability and prosperity on the opposite,” they concluded.


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