SA proves prophets of doom were so wrong

WHEN Fifa announced that South Africa would host the World Cup, most people from all walks of life thought we could not host a successful tournament.

Some said the high crime rate would endanger tourists. But our security systems are very powerful and are guaranteeing safety in our stadiums and Fan Parks currently. At Mbombela Fan Park, SAPS members moved around ensuring that locals and tourists were protected, relaxed and enjoyed themselves.

South Africa is making history. We hope that people are now looking at our beloved country with different eyes.

The fear of the unknown can paralyse people.

Simphiwe Comfort Shungube, Mbangwane Trust