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SASCOC on Wednesday expressed sadness at the death of distinguished former SARFU vice-president Mluleki George, who died of Covid-19 aged 72.

Jan 6, 2021

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) on Wednesday expressed sadness at the death of distinguished former South African Football Rugby Union (now SA Rugby) vice-president Mluleki George.
George, who was instrumental in South Africa’s transition from segregated sport to unity in the early 1990s, died at the age of 72 due to Covid-19.
He was the founding member of the National Sports Council (NSC) and in 1989 founded the National Olympic Committee of South Africa.
The latter organisation was the harbinger to the premier sports governing federation in South Africa, SASCOC.
“Mr George played an integral part in the unification of South African sport in the early 1990s and himself served as President of the NSC and United Border Rugby Union from 1991 to 2001 and as Vice-President of the South African Rugby Football Union from 1993 until 1998,” SASCOC said in a statement.
“He was also the interim chairman for the first year of the South African Football Association’s (SAFA) existence in 1991 to 1992.
“He was also a member of the International Rugby Board from 1994 to 1997, amongst a host of other sporting designations.
“SASCOC, on behalf of his membership and the sports movement pays tribute to one of our most revered and iconic sports administrators and leaders. May his soul rest in well-deserved peace.”
– Compiled by Sport24 staff