IFP Statement on the Passing of Phillip Hughes

27 November 2014. 

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has conveyed its sincere condolences to the family, friends and international sporting fraternity on the passing of Australian cricketer, Phillip Hughes who passed away today after suffering a head injury during a cricket match. 

"The word tragedy gets used too often in sport, but this freak accident is a real life tragedy. For a young life to be cut short playing his national game seems a shocking aberration. He was loved, admired and respected by his team-mates and by legions of cricket fans," said IFP Spokesperson on Sports, Mr Nhlanhla Msimango, MPL. 

"Australia has lost one of its young stars and we as South Africans we are deeply touched because our cricket team has always respected the immense talent of Australian cricketers," concluded Mr Msimango. 


Issued by:
Mr Nhlanhla Msimango, MPL, IFP Spokesperson on Sports and Recreation, 074 259 0820 / 078 302 4657 

For Media Enquiries:
IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675