Former Deputy Defence Minister Mluleki George dies.

CRICKET South Africa says it has learnt with sadness of the passing of Mr Mluleki Editor George. George played a pivotal role in the unification of sport in South Africa in the turbulent 1990s.

An anti-apartheid activist and politician, George spent five years on Robben Island as a political prisoner and was one of the founder members of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983.

Mr George’s involvement in sport spans decades.

He served with distinction as President of the Border Rugby Union and later became Interim Chairperson of the South African Football Association. He also served as President of the National Sports Council.

On the cricket front, Mr George was a leading participant in the process of the unification of cricket. His passing is a loss to cricket in particular and the sporting community in general.

“Cricket in South Africa is indebted to Mr George, whose commitment to non-racial sport in a unified South Africa is well documented. He was a fine South African who made a more than significant contribution to public life. May our endeavours on the field of play and off it, be worthy of his memory. He inspires us to do what we have to do now,” said Judge Zak Yacoob, the CSA Interim Board Chairperson.

(SOURCE: Cricket World)

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