South Africa’s Zuma congratulates MTN-Qhubeka and Daniel of sister state Eritrea for polka dot jersey

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma congratulated South Africa’s nine-man MTN-Qhubeka Cycling Team – the first African professional cycling team to participate in the Tour de France’s 112-year history, according to South Africa’s Government News Agency.

“We celebrate MTN-Qhubeka cycling’s victory on International Nelson Mandela Day, when it won Stage 14th of the Tour de France. “I am also pleased MTN-Qhubeka’s cyclist Daniel Teklehiminot of the sister State of Eritrea won the King of the Montain’s jersey – the first African to wear the Tour’s polka-dot jersey,” 

President Zuma.

By all accounts, as a newcomer to the Tour De France, the MTN-Qhubeka team has excelled by showcasing African talent and is now ranked fifth in the overall standings.


It is reported further that the MTN-Qhubeka on Stage 17 of the Tour de France was ranked the best team on the stage.

“We are proud of their excellence and wish them further success in the concluding days ahead of the Tour,” Zuma said.

By Editorial Team

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function get_field() in /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/wp-content/themes/newsy/content.php:64 Stack trace: #0 /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/wp-includes/template.php(503): require() #1 /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/wp-includes/template.php(477): load_template('/homepages/33/d...', false) #2 /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/wp-includes/general-template.php(171): locate_template(Array, true, false) #3 /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/wp-content/themes/newsy/single.php(18): get_template_part('content', '') #4 /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/wp-includes/template-loader.php(74): include('/homepages/33/d...') #5 /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/wp-blog-header.php(16): require_once('/homepages/33/d...') #6 /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/index.php(17): require('/homepages/33/d...') #7 {main} thrown in /homepages/33/d157462911/htdocs/relaunch/wp-content/themes/newsy/content.php on line 64