Item 766 - Congratulatory message from President Nelson Mandela to Hansie Cronje and the South African Cricket Team

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ZA COM MR-S-766

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Congratulatory message from President Nelson Mandela to Hansie Cronje and the South African Cricket Team

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  • 1997-11-09 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information website

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Winning the cricket Test series and the Jubilee Quadrangular Tournament

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Dear Hansie,

Congratulations to you and your team on having completed a successful tour of the subcontinent.

We watched with admiration as you won the Test series against Pakistan and came through undefeated in the Jubilee Quadrangular Tournament to a stunning victory.

We would also ask you to extend our congratulations to the Pakistani Cricket Board for having mounted such a successful sporting commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Pakistan's independence.

You and the team have done South Africa proud!

Groete en beste wense!

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information website. Accessioned on 15/12/06 by Helen Joannides

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