Former Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, has sworn allegiance to the newly-formed Good political party that is founded by former Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille.
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With only six days left until the country heads to the polls to elect a new president, De Lille has been hard at work, calling on people with great influence in the Western Cape to back her in her efforts to hold the reigns over the city once more.
After recruiting the popular singer, with a growing fanbase in the Western Cape, Allister Izobel, the former mayor brandished her latest trump card — De Villiers.
De Villiers, as reported by EWN, was described by De Lille as a self-made man who still wants to make a difference in other people’s lives, something she says resonates well with her party’s ambitions.
“I have respect for people who have made it in life, but who still want to make a difference in society,” she said.
Peter de Villiers dorns the orange for Good
De Villiers became the first-ever person of colour to be appointed as the head coach of the Springboks. Some would argue that De Villiers’ tenure left much to be desired but albeit, he managed to win the Tri-Nations in 2009.
Come on, who can ever forget about the historic victory over New Zealand in Dunedin? However, his notoriety has always lied in his off-field comments.
“What I’ve learned in South Africa is that if you take your car to a garage where the owner is a black man and he messes up then you’ll never go back to that garage again. If the owner’s a white man you say, ‘ah, he made a mistake’, and you go back,” was one of his outlandish comments after a Tri-Nations game in 2009
Alas, for De Lille, the decision held greater significance than the former coach’s controversy.
“We can only give him the message to say what we’re all about and what’s our plan to fix South Africa. We left him to make up his own mind,” she explained.
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By the looks of it, De Villiers’ mind has been made up about who he is backing in the lead up to the elections. This was his message to South Africans.
Former Springbok coach Pieter de Villiers, has thrown his weight behind Patricia de Lille and #GOOD. "South Africa will be a great nation when it recognises the value of all people, irrespective of race," he said. #ForGOOD #VoteGOOD pic.twitter.com/X4LkMpMNAY
— Good (@ForGoodZA) May 1, 2019