Elton Jantjies Scandal: Wife Iva Ristic Speaks Out for the First Time

Elton Jantjies Scandal: Wife Iva Ristic Speaks Out for the First Time

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
  • Elton Jantjies' wife has spoken out for the first time about his affair with Springboks dietician Zeenat Simjee
  • Iva Ristic, the mother of Jantjies' three children, expressed disappointment with how the matter was handled by the South African Rugby Union
  • She had previously made her social media account private when the story first broke on Sunday morning

Iva Ristic, Elton Jantjies's wife, has broken her silence over the affair he and Springbok dietician Zeenat Simjee were engaged in.

Jantjies and Ristic are the parents of three children.

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Iva Ristic and Elton Jantjies. Image source: Iva Ristic Jantjies Facebook page.
Source: Facebook

According to The South African, she was not happy with how his employers, the South African Rugby Union, handled the matter, saying:

“This is very concerning for all the Springbok wives as none of us were aware that this behaviour is actually not breaking any rules and it’s taken so lightly… It’s very disappointing for a World Cup-winning management to allow situations like this to be created inside the team environment.

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“We are speaking all the time. He is very disappointed. I think it’s also good for him to distance himself from the Bok squad and process everything.”

Ristic had made her Instagram account private in light of the news first breaking and the resulting storm.

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Yet the South African Rugby Union's director of rugby and the former Springbok sniped at each other again on Twitter. This is not the first time the two have crossed swords on social media. A few weeks ago, Louw criticised the Boks for lacking a cutting edge following consecutive defeats against New Zealand and Australia.

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Elton Jantjies and Zeenat Simjee at least know that one person is not believing the entire story currently about them.

South African Rugby Union president Mark Alexander has given an interesting take concerning the reaction to their alleged affair. The Springbok and fly-half and dietician are currently persona non grata inside their organisation as it looks to manage the crisis.

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