I took the kids to see the larger than life Zakumi Mascot yesterday. Zakumi is the official mascot for the 2010 World Cup. He is a cheerful and sporty leopard with green hair . His name comes from "ZA" for South Africa, and "kumi", a word that means ten in several African languages, referencing the year 2010.
His green and yellow colours match the colours used in South African sport uniforms and of course BafanaBafana! We hope they win tonight. We have a fire going and a delicious Lemon Tart to enjoy while we watch the match.