Elton Jantjies and Zeenat Simjee: SA Rugby Issues Romantic Relationship Directive

Elton Jantjies and Zeenat Simjee: SA Rugby Issues Romantic Relationship Directive

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:24 PM
  • The scandal that was the alleged affair between Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies and team dietician Zeenat Simjee was a bruising one for SA Rugby
  • Starting this year, the country's rugby governing body has tightened up the rules regarding intimate relationships between its employees
  • There appear to be loopholes, but its employees can't claim to not have been forewarned

The South African Rugby Union has moved to ensure that the scandal involving Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies and Zeenat Simjee does not happen again.

The country's rugby governing body has issued a directive that will tighten the rules and regulations surrounding intimate relationships between its employees.

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Elton Jantjies and Zeenat Simjee's relationship brought the Springboks and SARU into disrepute. Image source: Getty Images.
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According to IOL via Afrikaans, the directive has been in place since the first of January. It entails that "internal relationships" are allowed, but must be disclosed to a line manager. Should they be between a senior and their junior, the senior manager must be informed.

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It has been reported that Janjties has lodged a complaint with the Rugby Football Union and World Rugby against his agent James Adams. Why, you may ask: because Jantjies alleged that Adams sent gang members to his home to collect money that he (Janjtjies) owed him (Adams).

All these salacious details emerged in the City Press' special report in December. The article held that Adams is suing Jantjies for a breach of contract about the latter's failure to pay his commission last month.

'Jantjies having affair with 'twin'

The proverbial cat that was thrown among the pidgeons has turned around in confusion together with its potential victims.

This comes with the latest ridiculous twist in a soap opera that is dragging on a little bit too long for those who were following the story: Elton Jantjies and Zeenat Simjee's cheating scandal.

According to IOL, one Frikkie Erasmus told the Beeld newspaper that Jantjies was in an extramarital affair with a woman who looked like Simjee, and NOT her. Erasmus added that Simjee requested that Jantjies stop posting about her on social media moving forward as the dust settles.

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