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Scores of Bafana Bafana fans made their way to the Polokwane Fan Fest area in a public demonstration of utter patriotism.
One among the huge number of that braved the winter afternoon chills is an extraordinary young man. With his face painted in the South African flag colours, clearly done by one zealous street vendor, Morris Raseruti gave off a big smile when I asked him how he felt to be at the Fan Fest area in Polokwane in the middle of such a loud crowd of people witnessing the first game of the first African soccer world cup.
Shrugging his shoulders and throwing his hands to the side he gave off a mouthful of moving revelation about his being there.
“I earn R1 200 per month, I stay with and take care of my three siblings and my grandmother. She at least gets grant money from the government so it helps. I’m telling you this because I had to save every cent I had to be here. I travelled from my village 150 kilometres from here.” Hes 24.