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THE MAN WHO TOOK MANDELA TO COURT DIES

The man who took the former President Nelson Mandela to court has died. Louis Luyt died at the age of 80.

He will be remembered for his clash with the ANC when he chose to play only the Afrikaans section of the national anthem at the Springbok rugby Test match against the All Blacks at Ellis Park stadium. He then became very infamous when he took former President Nelson Mandela to court.


President Mandela said he had risked his political future after his release by promoting "the game of the enemy" - rugby is a near religion to Afrikaners. "I would never have imagined that Louis would be so insensitive, ungrateful and disrespectful to say when I gave my affidavit [submitted earlier to the court] I was lying," said Nelson Mandela.

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