Blue Bulls Player Held for TUT Student's Murder; Union Acknowledges Allegations Against Employee
- A shocking revelation regarding an unnamed local rugby player has rocked the sport
- The Blue Bulls employee has been accused of murdering his girlfriend, who attended Tshwane University of Technology
- The union has since released a media statement to show awareness of the news
The Blue Bulls Rugby Football Union has spoken up over allegations of murder levelled against one of its players.
Reports emerged on Friday that one of its unnamed employees, who represented its Country District side, had killed his girlfriend who attended Tshwane University of Technology.
EWN reported that a man had been taken in for questioning after 21-year-old Ntokozo Xaba was found stabbed to death off the premises of Ekhaya Junction, a student residence located near TUT's campus on Thursday night. The article stated that the duo's friends had seen them together earlier that evening.
The BBRFU president Willem Strauss said in a statement:
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“I would like to send my heartfelt message of condolences to a family whose world has been turned upside down. A family who lose a branch from their tree that was filled with so much promise of all that is good about life. As a parent and grandparent, I cannot imagine the amount of pain and sorrow that fills your hearts at this very moment, a pain that is likely to linger for a long while because the void of losing a loved one is never easy, more especially when it is your child.
"South Africa continues to bleed and that bleeding can only be stopped once our women, children, and the vulnerable can be assured of their safety. A basic right that seems to be diminishing in value, every day.”
World Cup hero accused of 'attempted murder'
Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk has been accused of attempted murder in a bizarre "incident".
It has been alleged that the 2019 Rugby World Cup winner threatened to attack police Lesley Smith with a panga, and also used racial slurs. A bemused de Klerk denied these allegations, saying that he was halfway across the world in Japan when the incident happened in Stellenbosch.
IOL reported that Smith stood by his accusation, stating that this was not a case of mistaken identity and that he had laid charges against de Klerk, who allegedly drove off in a "ramshackle Toyota Corolla".
Source: Sports Brief News