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Motion on Luvo Manyonga Crowned the SA Sports Star of the Year

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that world long jump champion Luvo Manyonga, was crowned the Sports Star of the Year at the SA Sports Awards in Kempton Park on Sunday 12 November 2017;
2) understands that the South African long jump hero also beat the likes of Wayde van Niekerk and Chad le Clos to claim the Sportsman of the Year accolade;
3) believes that this award topped a stellar year for the horizontal jumper, in which he had broken the South African record twice before winning his maiden world title;
4) remembers that he set the sandpit alight in 2017, leaping over 8.60m on four occasions, where he first broke Khotso Mokoena`s national mark with a jump of 8.62m in Pretoria in March, before winning the South African title with a jump of 8.65m in April;
5) recalls that he completed a winning streak over a full calendar year over 10 meetings before finishing the year off with the Diamond League Trophy in the long jump; and
6) congratulates Luvo Manyonga on winning the Sports star of the year award.

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