Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: SA's director of rugby suspended

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: SA's director of rugby suspended

This follows a list of misconduct by the former Springboks player. 

Media conference with Rassie Erasmus, Siya Kolisi and the Mayor of Kagoshima / Steve Haag via Hollywoodbets
Media conference with Rassie Erasmus, Siya Kolisi and the Mayor of Kagoshima / Steve Haag via Hollywoodbets

We are almost at the end of the week - you made it this far and we are happy to have made your mornings a little brighter. 

The first of the five stories we share this morning is about The Human Rights Commission's hearings into the violence in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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A Tik Tok user’s racist rant which was sparked by the Muldersdrift guest house shooting, is being assessed by the legal team of the SA Human Rights Commission. This comes after Tik Tok user Henrico Barnard repeatedly used the 'K-word' and called black people parasites.


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Members of the rugby community have sent their condolences and wishes of strength to former Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis and his family after the tragic drowning of his one-year-old son.

Read more about the story here

Tragedy hits former Bok Jannie du Plessis as baby drowns in pool
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WATCH: Heavy rains force evacuations, trap motorists in Canada

The premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) has declared a state of emergency as flooding and landslides caused food shortages, left motorists stranded and cut off the west coast city of Vancouver.


Read more about the story here.

Heavy rains force evacuations, trap motorists in Canada
British Columbia Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure

READ MORE: Justin Bieber is coming to SA!

Tiger King 2 has landed on Netflix! We’ll give it a watch and report back, but early reviews say it’s disappointing. 

Darren Maule will get back to you to let you know how it's truly looking. 

Watch the trailer for the new season by clicking here.

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Finally, this was the biggest story yesterday, an independent committee has found SA Rugby director,  Rassie Erasmus, guilty of misconduct. 

HIs misconduct verdict comes after an incident with match officials during the series between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions. 

His sanction means he is effectively suspended from all match-day activities, including coaching, contact with match officials, and media engagement, until 30 September 2022.


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