We were saddened to hear that rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen has passed away.
Joost has been fighting a form of Motor Neuron Disease since 2011. Despite being given 2 years to live, he surpassed all expectations by fighting the illness for longer.
He took on his diagnosis bravely, using his position as a public figure to raise awareness about his condition.
Here is the trailer for Glory Game: The Joost van der Westhuizen story, a movie released in 2014 about his amazing life, as well as touching tributes to the former Springbok.
— Jacques Burger (@Nabasboer) February 5, 2017
Sad news for South Africa. One of our heroes #joostvanderwesthuizen has died after battling illness. My sympathies to his family.
— Tim Modise (@TimModise) February 6, 2017
A SA rugby legend has passed.The Springbok no9 has been worn by many & very few have done as much honour to it as #joostvanderwesthuizen.RIP
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) February 6, 2017
— Liezel van der Westh (@liezelv) February 6, 2017