Inspirational Springbok Star Wisely Exchanges Car Prize for a House Instead
- South African women's national rugby team player Lusanda Dumke's vision on the field is as good on the field as it is off it
- The Border captain recently won a car after being named the 2021 Sports Woman of the Year and Sports Star of the Year in the Eastern Cape
- However, Dumke prioritised building a house for her family instead of owning a vehicle
Lusanda Dumke has prioritised putting her family first and owning property ahead of possessing a vehicle.
The Springbok player and Border women's rugby captain was recently crowned as the Eastern Cape's Sports Woman of the Year and Sports Star of the year. For her achievement, her prize came in the form of a VW Polo courtesy of Joma Sports SA.
However, the Daily Sun reported that she returned the vehicle so that she can focus on owning property instead.
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"In this case, I had to prioritise. Of course we do need a car, but building the house for my family was the main priority. It is not the right time for me to have a car while we are staying in a shack.
"I live with my 85-year-old bed-ridden grandmother and partly-disabled 51-year-old-aunt, due to a stroke in 2016."
The 25-year-old lives in the Masibambane informal settlement in Mdantsane, just outside Gqeberha. Dumke was raised by her mother in the village of Cebe in the Eastern Cape. Her father passed away 10 days before she was born, and her mother died when she was just 12-years-old.
Dumke is part of the Springbok women's 7s team that will do duty at the Rugby World Cup 7s to be held in Cape Town from 07-09 September.
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