Minister Nxesi, express his heartfelt and condolences to family of late Nick Durandt.

Minister Nxesi, express his heartfelt and condolences to family of late Nick Durandt.

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa is saddened by the news of the untimely passing of legendary boxer, mentor and boxing trainer Nick Durandt.

Known for his ability to produce champion boxers,the late Nick Durandt produced a number of winners on the South African and international scene, with famous
charges like Thulani “Sugarboy” Malinga, Philip “The Time-bomb” Ndou, Cassius Baloyi, Silence Mabuza and Hawk Makepula.

Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa Minister Thulas Nxesi, takes this opportunity to express his heartfelt and deep condolences to his family, friends
 and all those who were touched by the late Nick Durandt magnanimous talent.

"Though words cannot be enough to express our condolences to the Durant family, we hope they find comfort in the messages of support given to them by the sports
fraternity and the boxing family at large. As part of our tribute to  Nick Durant, the Ministry of Sport and Recreation strives to continue to support boxing and further ensures that it continues to grow as a well respected sport. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Durant family during this time" stated Minister Thulas Nxesi.

Issued by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa
Mickey Modisane
Chief Director Communications
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012 304 5159

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