'Naka saved my children's lives' - Springbok shot in home invasion

'Naka saved my children's lives' - Springbok shot in home invasion

Naka Drotské, former Springbok and Cheetahs teammate Os du Randt, Tinus Drotské and Tinus's three children were together when four men barged into the house at 9.15pm.

Drotske suffered severe blood loss after being shot three times.

Drotske was a member of the Springboks World Cup winning team in 1995 and coached the Cheetahs in Super Rugby between 2007 and 2015.

He required an operation but remains there in a stable condition.

The 47-year-old is in ICU in a Pretoria hospital but his condition has been described as stable.

Naka and Du Randt were in Pretoria on business and met Tinus on a smallholding in Kameeldrift on the north-eastern outskirt of Pretoria.

"We (police) are still busy with investigations", Makhubele said confirming that no one had yet been arrested for the crime.

Os du Randt
Os du Randt

Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster told Sport24 website that said the Cheetahs community were in shock.

Naka Drotské charged at the masked intruders, pushing them out of the house and onto a patio before he was hit in the stomach, chest and arm.

South African Rugby tweeted their well-wishes, saying: "Our thoughts are with former #Springboks Naka Drotske and Os du Randt and their families, who were the victims of a robbery near Pretoria last night".

"I had a chat with Os this morning". After that, they ran away'.

South African World Cup victor Naka Drotske has been shot in at a suspected house robbery.

He was first choice hooker in the 1999 World Cup when the Springboks reached the semi-finals, playing in five of their matches, losing to eventual winners Australia.

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