In an unusual request, radical BLF leader, Andile Mngxitama has offered Springbok captain Siya Kolisi the opportunity to “have a beer” with him following the flanker’s controversial comments on transformation at the weekend.
Kolisi told a Japanese news outlet that he believed late President Nelson Mandela wouldn’t have supported quotas and also expressed his belief that true transformation should exhibit a bottom-up approach.
“You shouldn’t put a number on stuff like that. If you want to talk about transformation, you have got to start there (at a grassroots level). Imagine I hadn’t gone to an English school. I wouldn’t have eaten properly, I wouldn’t have grown properly and I wouldn’t have had the preparation that the other boys did,” he said.
The Black Land First Leader doesn’t agree with the Bok skipper, but seems more than willing to have a constructive conversation with him on the matter.
I would like to have a beer with brother Siya Kolisi (captain of the Springboks). He knows a lot about Rugby and I know a great deal of Black Consciousness. I think we can help each other here. The country needs it. We need blacks properly aligned upstairs.
— Andile Mngxitama (@AndileMngxitam1) January 7, 2019