- Kaunda Ntunja was an amazing commentator who brought the game of rugby to life with his passion for the game
- Recently we learned of his tragic passing and people have looked back fondly on his career
- One of his most memorable moments was when he introduced Siya Kolisi as the Springbok captain for the first time in Xhosa
Social media continues to be flooded with tributes to the much-loved rugby commentator Kaunda Ntunja who sadly passed away recently. Many people have been looking back at his amazing career as a commentator and one particular moment stands out above others.
Briefly.co.za learned that the day that Kaunda introduced Siya Kolisi as captain of the Springboks was a day that many won't forget. Even if you don't understand Xhosa, you can hear the passion and excitement in Kaunda's voice.
Kuanda was famous for his colourful introductions and his introduction of Kolisi was no exception, in fact, it was one of his best where he told South Africa of Kolisi's humble beginnings and how he was raised by his grandmother in a township.
"On 16 June 1991, a baby was born in the Kolisi household in Zwide, Port Elizabeth. This baby was not raised by his father or his mother. This baby was raised by his grandmother and he was given the name Siyamthanda (We love him). Because despite being born into great difficulty and poverty, he was loved a lot."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Kaunda Ntunja, a respected and experienced rugby commentator, has passed away. His family posted a statement on social media, sharing the sad news with the country.
He supplied Xhoza commentary for rugby matches and had an international following for his efforts.
"It is with deep sadness I confirm the passing of our beloved brother Kaunda Ntunja earlier today in East London, Eastern Cape," Tando Ntunja wrote.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Siya Kolisi had reacted to the news that Zindzi Mandela passed away by sharing a powerful video of her on Instagram, paying tribute to the daughter of Nelson Mandela.
Briefly.co.za has learned that Kolisi has become increasingly involved in South Africa's political scene by helping those in need and sharing news of powerful people doing amazing things.
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