Attention: News Editors / Journalists / Press Members

Date: 4 September 2022


The Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture MEC, Nonceba Kontsiwe has congratulated the newly crowned IBF Junior Fly Weight World Champion, Sivenathi Nontshinga.

The Eastern Cape born 23year old Nontshinga defeated Hector Flores on home soil, Hermosillo in Mexico on Saturday night (Sunday morning SA time) by split decision on what was dubbed by spectators as a possible fight of the year contender.

MEC Kontsiwe says Nontshinga has done the country proud, “We want to congratulate Sivenathi on his title win. This is a Special One, as Sivenathi is affectionately known was not just representing the people of Chicken Farm where he stays, or the people of East London, or Buffalo City Metro or the Eastern Cape for that matter. He carried the flag of the country high. We are proud of him. He represented us well. We would like to thank his entire team for this success. As the department we cherish these moments where an athlete from the province of legends shines in international stages,” said Kontsiwe.

Nontshinga was fighting outside the country for the first time. The provincial Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture congratulates him.

For media queries, contact:

MEC Spokesperson

Mr Yanga Funani                        

Cell: 078 348 0099 


Communications Manager

Mr Andile Nduna     

Cell: 071 411 4820