He worked very hard to achieve what he has and we're all very proud of him. We thank them for the impact that this victory has had in our country ... you've lifted the spirit in many people in our country.
"Beast is someone who never complained, always put in the hard work and simply got on with his job in his typically unassuming way", said Mr Alexander.
The cheering crowd became frenzied when Ramaphosa arrived on a makeshift stage, to meet the team led by Erasmus.More news: Prince Harry hints at having second baby with Meghan Markle
The Springboks were not disappointed as fans from all walks of life and races flocked to the government offices to meet them as they waved flags, danced and sang victory songs for their heroes who beat favourites, England 32-12 in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday, 2 November 2019, to bring the prestigious cup to Africa.
Traffic came to a standstill and flag-waving crowds lined the streets of the CBD as the parade snaked its way to the City Hall to the chanting of Siya, Siya, Siya!
The triumph under Siya Kolisi, the Springboks' first black captain, has been hailed as an important morale-booster for the country.More news: Deion Sanders a candidate for Florida State football coach
The Springboks won the Rugby World Cup for a record-tying third time and scored their first try in three finals in the process. "The Springboks have once again united us as a nation, and a continent", said Muchemwa.
The champions are in Eastern Cape this weekend.
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On Friday, the Boks will be in Durban, followed by stops in East London (Saturday 9 November), Port Elizabeth (Sunday 10 November) and Cape Town (Monday 11 November).