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Beast to be deported?


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Springboks on 12 Jan 2010 at 11:00
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Cape Town – Sharks player Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira faces possible deportation to Zimbabwe instead of another Bok cap, while Pakistani spinner Imran Tahir is unlikely to represent the Proteas, should a senior ANC MP have his way, according to a report in the Mercury obtained via sport24.

National Assembly sports committee chairperson Butana Komphela was adamant on Monday that only “bona fide” people should represent South Africa in its national teams – not foreign players.

Komphela vowed to have SA Rugby charged for “illegally” fielding Mtawarira and to deport him to Zimbabwe.

The Mtawarira issue was brought back into the spotlight after Tahir was called up to the South African national cricket team last week, and then dropped a day later because his permanent residency was not granted.

Mtawarira, 24, is in the country on a skilled work permit obtained by the Sharks, but Komphela said permits allowing players to represent clubs did not permit their inclusion in national teams.



14 Comments

  • i thought he had a legitimate work permit :???: :sad:

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.01.10 11:02:19 by war1 Reply
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  • this is getting on my nerves

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.01.10 11:03:53 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 1) : Hey!! I posted this on “What a Pack” thread before you :razz: :grin:

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.01.10 11:05:51 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 23) :

    Saw it as well, but as someone rightfully pointed out its just the usual @@@ looking for attention and causing shit

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.01.10 11:09:14 by Ice Ka-ching! (Kry jou gat in rat!) Reply
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  • @Ice Ka-ching! (Kry jou gat in rat!) (Comment 4) :
    Yeah….little man must be important :grin:

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.01.10 11:11:39 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • i think BK needs a PK

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.01.10 11:13:24 by willa Reply

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  • hmmmfph, that suks.
    suppose they would rather an unskilled person play in his place.

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.01.10 11:18:32 by PhillipGibb Reply

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  • Bah, politics.

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.01.10 11:22:24 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Alrighty then!! :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.01.10 11:28:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 6) : I think you should rather use a cricket bat….a PK won’t do enough harm :evil:

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.01.10 11:30:45 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 1) : You shouldn’t post articles like this if you want us to stick to the RULES of Sharksworld….. :evil:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.01.10 11:35:44 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 11) :

    I agree!!! :|

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.01.10 11:41:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 11) : @wpw (Comment 12) :

    I asked RD about this this morning and desided not to post it.. :|

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.01.10 11:44:24 by Ice Ka-ching! (Kry jou gat in rat!) Reply
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  • yes – sorry guys, but this is just the sort of small-minded political nonsense that has no place on a great website like ours. I’ll be closing comments on this thread. Anybody who disagrees can email me.

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.01.10 11:48:43 by robdylan Reply
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