Archbishop and Mrs Tutu’s message on the Rugby World Cup Win: “Time For South Africans To Start Believing In Themselves Again”

We are incredibly proud to be South Africans.

What a fantastic achievement, Siya Kolisi, Rassie Erasmus, and all the players and staff. You have achieved much more than winning a Rugby World Cup; you have restored a self-doubting nation’s belief.

We are a special country, and an extraordinary people. On days such as this we understand that when we pull together the sky is the limit. When we believe in ourselves we can achieve our dreams. Our father, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, is smiling from the heavens today.

Halala Siya Kolisi, treasure of the nation!

God bless you.


Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Leah Tutu