Nando’s, Joost make up
“JOOST if you’re not eating at home, eat at Nando’s” – that was the jibe by franchise giant Nando’s at Joost van der Westhuizen after his sex tape with a stripper went viral in 2009.
But the former Bok captain has kissed and made up with Nando’s, and this week the chicken house released a new print ad lauding his work supporting people with motor neuron disease.
“The difference Joost has personally made since then to the lives of those living with the disease, their families and caregivers has made him an even greater hero among the people of South Africa,” said Nando’s chief executive Geoff Whyte.
This week Nando’s gave Van der Westhuizen a framed copy of the print ad recognising his charitable work, and made a donation of R100 000 to his J9 foundation.
Meanwhile, Joost’s ex-wife Amor Vittone said in a magazine interview this week that she missed the love she once shared with Van der Westhuizen. She revealed how she was diagnosed with depression after their marriage ended.