Asad Bhorat, secretary of the Transformation and Anti-Racism Rugby Committee (TARC) called De Villiers the ‘ultimate traitor’.
Bhorat said the coach will be summoned to appear before TARC and Parliament’s standing committee on sports and recreation on his return from Australasia for failing to transform the team after proclaiming he would never pick fewer than 10 black players in his starting line-up.
De Villiers has picked three players of colour in his starting XV during the Tri-Nations – Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen on the wings, and Zimbabwean-born Beast Mtawarira at prop.
Bhorat told the Saturday Star that De Villiers had let his ‘ego be inflated by his winning streak’ and had silently become ’submissive’ to SA Rugby by fielding an almost all-white team.
Is Bhorat accusing PdeV of racism? Or just not choosing a losing squad to meet targets?