Speaking at the opening of the South Africa’s Indigenous Games on Sunday, Mbalula addressed the squad during his opening speech. The video has since been uploaded to Twitter with the words, “To our Rugby coach please lead our team, they must represent us and make us proud”. He said:
“Mr Heyneke Meyer and your team please represent South Africa and make us proud. What I saw yesterday was not the Springboks I know. I phoned the coach and I told him ‘we are a nation of fighters’. Next game I want to see the Springboks otherwise they will be nothing else but a bunch of losers, who failed to represent the country.”