COMMENT Ku­dos Luvo and maJoyce

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HALALA Luvo, halala maJoyce … Warmest con­grat­u­la­tions to Luvo Many­onga on win­ning the two top sports awards in South Africa: Sports­man of the Year and Sport Star of the Year.

On its own it is a re­mark­able achieve­ment, the pin­na­cle of any ath­lete’s ca­reer.

And he had to fend off in­ter­na­tional su­per­star nom­i­nees like Olympic gold medal­lists Wayde van Niek­erk and Chad le Clos.

But the long-jumper achieved this de­spite two huge hur­dles in his life.

He was born into poverty, his dad un­em­ployed,

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