While the world mourns his death, Nelson Mandela will also be celebrated as the man at the heart of South Africa's return to world competition after decades of Apartheid-enforced isolation, using sport as a means of reconciliation between the country's diverse racial groups.
Mandela, who died aged 95 on Thursday, trumpeted an early return to international participation, encouraged South African sporting personalities and significantly saved the Springbok emblem, putting a firm lid on a contentious debate.
His presence at key contests at which South African teams triumphed led to the concept of 'Madiba magic', a play on his clan name and the awe-inspiring effect he produced.
The BMW X5 that killed Adam Ndlovu
Zimbabwe soccer legend Adam Ndlovu has died in a horrific car accident and his young brother Peter is battling for his life in hospital.
The Ndlovu brothers were involved in a crash in Victoria Falls where they had travelled for a friendly match featuring Highlanders Legends and a local team.
An unidentified woman travelling with the two is also deceased.
NewZimbabwe.com gathers that Adam - a teetotaler - was behind the wheel of Peter’s BMW X5 when the car burst a tyre in the wee hours of Sunday and veered off the road.