During the first day of the Centurion Test against India, all the South African players were seen wearing black armbands. It was worn by all soldiers on the eve of the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who helped put an end to apartheid in South Africa.
Tutu was one of South Africa’s most famous personalities, along with Nelson Mandela. He was a key figure in the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination against racism when it was implemented by the government in Africa.
For his efforts, Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. President Ramaphosa said of Tutu, “Tutu is a great leader who took an active part in the fight against apartheid. He fought until his last days to ensure that all were equal.
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