Motion on Springbok Player Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira's retirement from rugby in South Africa
The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House -
1) notes that the Springboks and Sharks veteran player Tendai Mtawarira retired from international rugby on Wednesday 6th November 2019, after helping South Africa to Rugby World Cup glory in Japan;
2) further notes that just a day after announcing his international retirement, he also confirmed his departure from the Durban Sharks franchise as well;
3) acknowledges that the 34-year-old, nicknamed "Beast", is South Africa's third most capped player in history, having played 117 Tests;
4) recalls that he has made his senior provincial debut for the Cell C Sharks in 2006 and won his first Springbok cap in 2008, setting records on the way;
5) believes that South Africa was fortunate to have a humble player like Tendai, who never put his own interests above that of the team; and
6) to thank the Beast for what he has done for both the Sharks, country and wishes him and his family the very best for the next chapter in their lives.