Habana donates to Madiba Hospital Trust
Springbok winger Bryan Habana donated R50k to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust.
JOHANNESBURG - Springbok winger Bryan Habana has donated a cheque of R50,000 to the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust after receiving it from the Department of Sport and Recreation.
The money was given to Habana following his two tries against Samoa, which took his record to 50 for the national team.
This made Habana the Springboks' highest try scorer of all time.
Habana said he donated the money because he was inspired by the former president's love for children.
"Hopefully, I won't stop at 50 tries and will score more in the green and gold, and hopefully I've inspired a little boy here or there."
Habana said he was honoured by the recognition he had received.
"To be able to score 50 Test tries for my country is something really special, and to be recognised for that fact is a huge honour and I am truly humbled by the gesture by the minister."
Former President Nelson Mandela is currently undergoing treatment at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria for a recurring lung infection.
His condition is said to be critical but stable.