SA Rugby to answer for 'EFF' supporters' abuse at Loftus

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- citizen.co.za | 4 months ago

The South African Rugby Union (Saru) will have to answer to the Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following a complaint by a group of black fans of alleged racial abuse.

According to TimesLIVE, one member of the group, Lunga Siyo – who is also a lawyer by profession – is particularly aggrieved by the governing body’s lack of engagement on the matter. He alleges that him and his friends were “ridiculed” as Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters during the Rugby Championship clash between the Springboks and All Blacks at Loftus last October, purely because they wore 2017’s special edition red Bok jerseys to the game.

The kit was specifically designed to celebrate the sport’s 25-year unity anniversary.

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