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South African Players Light Candles For Mandela

Johannesburg, South Africa

Raven Klaasen, Izak van der Merwe, Kevin Anderson, Fritz Wolmarans, Rik de Voest and Jeff Coetzee © Reg CaldecottSouth African players light a candle for Nelson Mandela's quick recovery.

Players competing at the SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg lit candles in support of former president Nelson Mandela, who is on the mend after being hospitalised last week with an acute respiratory infection.

South Africans were encouraged to light a candle of hope for Mandela’s quick recovery, and Raven Klaasen, Izak van der Merwe, Kevin Anderson, Fritz Wolmarans, Rik de Voest and Jeff Coetzee joined tournament director Ian Smith with their own candle lighting ceremony on site at the Montecasino.

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