Members of the South African cycling team participating in the African continental Championship here in Eritrea lauded the prevailing peace and stability in the country. Asmara, 12 November 2011 – Members of the South African cycling team participating in the African continental Championship here in Eritrea lauded the prevailing peace and stability in the country.
According to the information posted on the personal website of the cyclists, Cherise Taylor, Louis Meintjies and Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg , write about their daily activities in Eritrea. Cherise said: “I was somewhat nervous coming to Eritrea. It is surrounded by relatively unstable countries, namely Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia, but I can happily say that I am very pleasantly surprised by the country!”
Cherise further stated that she even feels safe here than her home in South Africa, and appreciates the Eritrean people’s friendly welcome and assistance.
The cyclists further explained the national motto “Perfect Harmony …for National Dginity “is definitely a motto the Eritreans live by, and that they have heard stories about Asmara being the safest capital in Africa, and after what they witnessed they believe it.
The riders also voiced appreciation to the cleanliness of Asmara City, the friendly people, the centuries-old architectural building of Eritrean cities. As regards the cycling competition, they said that it is continuing with great sport spirit and large crowd of supporters.