Springboks hero tackled bad guys
“Naka Drotské saved my children’s lives.”
That is what Tinus Drotské‚ brother of the former Springbok rugby player‚ told Naka’s wife‚ Marzanne‚ after the Bok hero was shot three times during a home invasion on Thursday night in Pretoria.
Naka‚ fellow former Springbok teammate Os du Randt and Tinus‚ with Tinus’s three children‚ were together when four men barged into the house at 9.15pm. “Naka jumped up and stormed them‚ and then they shot him three times‚ and then luckily they fled.
“The children‚ no-one else was harmed‚” Tinus said.
Naka‚ who played numerous Tests for the Springboks and was part of the team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup‚ was shot in the right side of the chest‚ stomach and right arm.
Du Randt raced Naka to hospital‚ but veered off the road‚ causing two tyres to burst in the race to get medical help.
Marzanne said: “Two guys luckily picked them up and then took them to the hospital.”
Naka is being treated at Montana Hospital in Pretoria.
“They are trying to stabilise him.
“He lost an awful lot of blood. They will have to fix his right elbow because everything there is fractured‚” Marzanne said.
Naka and Du Randt were in Pretoria on business and met Tinus on a smallholding in Kameeldrift on the northeastern outskirts of Pretoria.
Marzanne said they had never been the victims of such a crime and she had thought Du Randt was joking when he phoned her.
Two people are being questioned in connection with the shooting.
Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said on Friday that the pair had not been arrested but were being questioned. –