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Breaking: Joost van der Westhuizen dies at age 45

News reaching GhanaMansports.com have it that former South African rugby legend and Captain, Joost van der Westhuizen has died after battling with motor neurone disease (MND) since 2011.

The former World Cup winner died at age 45 after being admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Saturday morning and was at the Intensive care unit receiving treatment but passed away on Monday.

Joost was part of the 1995 winning squad that beat New Zealand at Ellis Park and made an incredible 89 apps for the South African rugby team, the Springboks spanning over a decade since he made his debut in 1993.

Van der Westhuizen established the J9 foundation to help people suffering from motor neurone disease (MND).

We pray his soul rest in peace.

A true legend and the rugby team have had a great loss.

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