Tendai Mtawarira announced that he was officially retiring from international rugby yesterday. The Beast said that his successful career has been a blessing. His heartfelt retirement message left many feeling emotional. Briefly.co.za gathered a few of Mzansi's reactions.
1. Many took to Facebook to express their gratitude for his service and wish him well for the future.
Boyce Fiyo said:
"We wish him well in whatever for him in future. We thank you for the contributions you made in rugby."
2. Others saluted him for giving others a chance to take over his position in the squad.
Sailas M Karuwira said:
"The Mandela spirit must live on in every African. That's an honourable thing done by Tendai... SALUTE... giving others a chance."
3. One social media users pointed out that Beast has made both South Africa and Zimbabwe proud.
Simphiwe Mapekula said:
"You have lifted not only South African flag, also Zim flag. Well done son of the African soil."
Julia Blanke van Eden said:
"Thanks for being such a great ambassador for Zimbabwe and South Africa! We will miss you on the field but look forward to seeing where life takes you. All the very best wishes to you and your family."
4. Fans of the legend thanked him for both the World Cup and Currie Cup.
Jason Russell said:
"Thanks for the World Cup and the Currie Cup, dude."
And from us at Briefly.co.za: Siyabonga Beast.
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