The first black man to captain South Africa Rugby team and captain of Springbok 2019 World Cup winning team Siyamthanda Kosi has announced he will be donating various medical protective equipments to hospitals across the length and breath of South Africa; to help in the fight against coronavirus. This will be done through his newly created foundation.
Kolisi said he was inspired by the country’s first black President, Nelson Mandela, to play his part in serving the nation during the pandemic.
“We’re targeting the frontline people, the medical staff, we’re supplying sanitisers for public hospitals. We’re helping where we can,” he said this in a BBC Breakfast interview.
The rugby player also called on South Africans to stand together during the lockdown and help those less fortunate.
“This is going to be a team effort, everyone has a role to play. For those who are fortunate we need to help, food is a problem for many people in South Africa, that is why some people leave their homes to try and find something to eat. We are pushing hard on fighting the hunger and making sure that people get meals and making sure we help where we can”, he added.