- Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula shared a beautiful throwback photo of the late Kobe Bryant
- The pic was taken during Bryant's visit to South Africa during the 2010 Soccer World Cup
- The post started trending as it struck a chord with social media users
Briefly.co.za shares various reports linked to the passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
Many sports stars and celebs have paid tribute to the icon and US President Donald Trump offered the family his condolences as well.
South African PSL teams have taken to social media to pay their respects to Kobe Bryant as well.
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has also taken time out to honour the sports star with a memorable throwback photo via Twitter.
The beautiful pic shows Bryant with a group of youngsters boasting smiles and clench fists.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the iconic photo was taken during Bryant's visit to Mzansi during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Mbak's tweet proved a hit as it quickly garnered 2 500 likes.
While some were bemused that the minister would take an interest in the late basketball player, one has to bear in mind that Mbaks previously served as the Minister of Sport and Recreation.
Tee kay (@tunex2012) sided with Mbalula:
"You don’t need to explain this to anyone ... if anyone doubts that then they need their head checked... a former sport minister .. what do you expect . At times I don’t understand people."
️32 (@Redrawsy) said,
"Those kids(now grown) around him are definitely telling the tale, they met a legend."
Wanderwoman (@wanderwomn) asked,
"Are you actually the Minister of Transport?"
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