We’ve lost a hero and a role model, says Ramaphosa after iconic Springbok Chester Williams’s death

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Springbok winger Chester Williams, who was a member of the team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, died on Friday.

Chester Williams was a hero and a role model, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday night as he paid tribute to the star Springbok winger.The World Cup-winning Williams died on Friday after a suspected heart attack. He had been admitted to the Panorama Hospital in Bellville. He was 49.

Ramaphosa expressed his sadness at Williams’s death.In a statement, he said Williams earned national and international acclaim with his contribution, alongside that of recently deceased wing James Small, to South Africa’s triumph in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

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