Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister on Friday joined many sports enthusiasts in withing Team SA the best at the 2020 Olympics.
“Best wishes to Team South Africa for the Tokyo Olympics. We are all beaming with pride,” tweeted the minister.
South Africa was well represented at the opening ceremony on Friday by, among others, Caitlin Rooskrantz and Naveen Daries.
Team SA has 177 members taking part in 19 sports.
Olympic star swimmer Chad le Clos and women’s hockey goalkeeper Phumelela Mbande carried South Africa’s flag at the opening ceremony.
Tsepo Mhlongo MP, DA Shadow Minister of Sports, Arts, and Culture said: “The DA wishes the South African Olympic and Paralympic teams the very best at the Games in Tokyo.
“We have no doubt that the athletes will hold South Africa’s name high and do the nation proud.
“The whole country will be watching with bated breath and we trust that our athletes will do their very best and give it their all.”
The Olympic Games will be an unprecedented event due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The DA said it hopes that all athletes and support staff will keep safe.
Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa said it was a great pleasure for him to join the welcome ceremony for the South African team.