There have been mixed reactions to Team SA’s Olympic uniform.
On Friday, the country got to see the Olympians who are representing South Africa at the Tokyo Olympics for the first time, in what was a fresh take of what best represents us as a country.
Team SA’s Olympic uniform was designed by Mr Price and the shoes were from Veldskoen shoes, a brand made in South Africa.
The talented team of designers, two ladies in their 30s and two guys in their 20s: Mbali Zulu, Nompumelelo Mjadu, Sandile Sikhakhane and Sipho Lushaba reportedly said they wanted to bring the nation together.
“We were inspired by Nelson Mandela’s dream to unite people through sports (so) we incorporated elements that stand out in our diverse country, which is the Protea (our national flower), the big 5 leopard, Madiba shirt and zebra lines.”
— Team South Africa (@TeamSA2020) July 23, 2021
— Nozuko Ngumbela (@NgumbelaNozuko) July 23, 2021
Not Mr Price embarrassing the whole of South Africa at the Tokyo Olympics with those outfits 😭💀 pic.twitter.com/bwxMI1RO1R
— Azee (@TheRealAzee_RSA) July 23, 2021
Tweeps reacted as soon as they saw the uniform on social media:
South Africa going on a safari at the Olympics 🙌🏿😂🥳 pic.twitter.com/mAY3Qgyg7x
— Phelokazi Pearl (@Pheloka74425215) July 23, 2021
Now, this is hurtful! pic.twitter.com/j3WaoUW3AZ
— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) July 24, 2021
— Given / Dentist of Detroit (@Givencape) July 23, 2021
The were also many South African who looked saw Kenya well represented.
— Olympics (@Olympics) July 23, 2021