South African App’s Light-Hearted Take on Rugby Controversy
South Africans are often praised for their ability to find humor in even the most serious issues, and the “Eskom Se Kant” app is a recent example of this trait.
The popular load shedding monitoring app, Eskom se Push, sent notifications to its users, adopting the persona of “Eskom Se Kant” in reference to a recent controversy in rugby.
Eskom Se Kant Mocks England in Rugby Controversy
The humorous reference in these notifications is aimed at the recent complaint of alleged racism made by England’s Tom Curry against South Africa’s Bongi Mbonambi during a rugby match.
The controversy, however, took a turn when Mbonambi was cleared of wrongdoing by a World Rugby review on October 26, 2023.
Misunderstanding Cleared Up
It has been widely reported that the alleged racism stemmed from a misunderstanding.
What Curry had heard was actually Mbonambi signaling to his teammates in Afrikaans that England had the ball and an advantage on the open side, expressed as ‘wyd kant.’
World Rugby and SA Rugby Statements
Both World Rugby and SA Rugby issued statements in response to the allegations.
World Rugby emphasized the seriousness of discrimination allegations and the thorough investigation they conducted, concluding that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with charges.
SA Rugby’s Stance on Racism
SA Rugby, in its statement, reaffirmed its commitment to opposing any form of racism.
The organization expressed unwavering faith in the integrity of Bongi Mbonambi and emphasized the Springbok team’s mission to contribute to the unity of the diverse and multicultural nation.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn