Rugby must be the winner statement UDM Co-leader (5 May 1998)

The involvement of government structures and specifically of Member of Parliament, Muleleki George, in the SARFU/NSC battle for the soul of rugby, clearly indicates a political involvement. Following the court decision there can be no doubt that SARFU is occupying the moral high ground. This can and must however not be seen as the last word spoken in solving the problems of rugby.

The UDM believes that the only dignified option remaining for the parties involved, government, the National Sports Council and the South African Football Union, is to swallow their pride, sit around a table and come up with an amicable solution in the interest of the game of rugby. The UDM calls on those involved to consider appointing a neutral facilitator to ensure progress. Such a move would definitely discourage those who want to bat on the racism wicket.

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