The time has come for South Africa to thank perhaps one of the greatest personalities ever to grace our sporting field. The man who wears his heart on his sleeve, and a man with whom every South African sports fan would be honoured to meet.
Being one of the finest players of the century and a champion of the people, it was with a standing ovation that the crowd at Newlands acknowledged Makhaya Ntini's 100th Test Match. With countless bowling records has come joy, pain, sweat and smiles - for both fan and players alike.
Throughout his tender teenage years, life had bowled many a challenge Makhaya's way. But what remained unknown to The Mdingi Express, was how the rainbow nation was yearning for a boy of colour to step up and become a man. A person who would not only accept the challenge that lay ahead, but a personality who would soon become an icon, a hero, a role-model.
And what a choice the selectors had made! Makhaya was not only fast paced, he was also accurate, dedicated and a steam train of energy that even after 100 tests, still knows no boundaries. His smooth pace and unconventional style has caused problems for a generation of test batsmen.
There is no doubt that Ntini has served our nation with the greatest pride one can have. He is a man who is honest, hard working and humble, and has inspired more sports fans than he will ever know.
To celebrate this unique human being, and this magnificent milestone, RAM Hand to Hand Couriers proudly presents his tribute dinner, taking place on the first of March at Emperor's Palace.
Protea teammates to also attend the prestigious event include Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener, Paul Harris and several other current players. The dinner will include an in-depth question and answer session as well as an auction held by MSCSPORTS.
RAM Hand to Hand Couriers Joint MD's, David and Graeme Lazarus: “We urge you to show your support and join us at his dinner. Makhaya will always be remembered as a bright, high-spirited character that has been a model of professionalism, discipline and dedication, and for that Makhaya, we thank you!”