Drotske shot three times by armed rob­bers

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

World Cup win­ner Naka Drotske was shot three times after charg­ing at armed rob­bers to force them out of his brother’s house in South Africa on Thurs­day.

Drotske was shot in the chest, arm and ab­domen but was in a sta­ble con­di­tion in hospi­tal after the at­tempted rob­bery at his brother’s small­hold­ing just out­side the cap­i­tal Pre­to­ria.

Po­lice Cap­tain Kay Makhubele said three sus­pects with hand­guns broke into the house at around 10pm lo­cal time on Thurs­day. Capt Makhubele said Drotske was the only per­son hurt and no ar­rests have been made.

Drotske’s friend, Os du Randt, a team-mate in the 1995 World Cup cham­pion Spring­boks side, was also at the house.

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