Staff Reporter – The Zimbabwe Daily
Johannesburg, South Africa – Following former South Africa’s senior cricket “Proteas” fast bowler, Makhaya Ntini’s testimonial on racism, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has decided to intensify its prowess on the issue.
Ntini was the first ethnically black player to play for the Proteas from 1998 to 2009. During that time, he went through a lot of racism which made him feel inferior and small. Regardless of that, Ntini continued to execute his national duties spectacularly.
However, Dr. Eugenia Kula-Ameyaw, Independent Director and Transformation Chair of CSA said they were going to take stringent measures against any form of racism.
“I cried when I heard the testimony of Makhaya unfortunately what happened to him is still happening because people are not being held accountable. We need to change that and we have the power to do that, we need to create a sense of belonging,” said Dr. Kula-Ameyaw.
The issue of racism in South African sports is still rampant especially in sporting activities such as cricket and rugby. Current South Africa’s rugby captain, Siya Kolisi also spoke out on going through racism within the rugby midst.