Relief is on hand for the acute nausea apparently suffered by Springbok flanker Luke Watson (picture) and National Assembly sport committee chairman Butana Komphela over the Springbok rugby jersey.
AfriForum Youth took pity on the two and couriered boxes of Valoid anti-nausea medication to Komphela and Watson.
This followed Komphela’s statement earlier that he too, just like Watson, “wants to vomit on the Springbok jersey”.
Komphela’s medication was sent to his constituency office in the Free State, while Watson’s parcel was sent to the Western Province Rugby Union’s offices.
AfriForum Youth national chairman Ernst Roets said the medication was sent “to provide temporary relief for Komphela and Watson’s nausea” until they finally realised the Springbok emblem was, in fact, a uniting factor in South Africa and not a dividing one.
“The Springbok tradition is larger than Komphela and Watson, and they have to accept this for the sake of their health,” Roets said. In a bid to assist even further, in future, whenever Komphela once again “departs on an expensive trip abroad to attend Springbok games”, as he did during the Rugby World Cup tournament last year, AfriForum Youth would provide him with a large supply of anti-nausea medication to take along with him.
“It is important that when a person of the stature of Komphela again, as in the past, parades in a Springbok jersey, he should not suffer the discomfort caused by nausea,” Roets said.