Two suspects questioned for Drotske shooting

Two suspects questioned for Drotske shooting

Drotske's brother Tinus said Naka saved his children's lives by attacking the armed intruders.

According to local reports, the 47 year-old was shot three times in the shoulder and the abdomen while trying to protect other family members.

Former Springbok hooker and Cheetahs Super Rugby coach Naka Drotske is set to undergo an emergency operation after being shot during a suspected house robbery in Pretoria, South Africa.

Former Springbok hooker Naka Drotske.

Drotské was shot three times - in the right side of the chest, stomach and right arm.

"There was a struggle whereby one of the men was shot at", police spokesman Kay Makhubele said. Du Randt was not injured.

South Africa has been rocked by the news that one of their 1995 World Cup winning squad has been shot in an apparent armed robbery and is in critical condition.

Naka Drotske: South Africa World Cup winner shot during robbery in Pretoria

"Two guys luckily picked them up and took them to the hospital", she explained.

Du Randt raced Naka to hospital‚ but veered off the road‚ causing two tyres to burst in the race to get medical help. He lost an terrible lot of blood ...

"From what we hear he is stable and they think it is OK", Cheetahs Rugby CEO Harold Verster told the Sport24 online publication.

Police confirmed that Drotske is in a critical condition in Netcare Montana Hospital as a result of the attack.

Drotske won 26 caps for South Africa, scoring three tries.

South African World Cup victor Naka Drotske has been shot in at a suspected house robbery.

South African Rugby tweeted their well-wishes, saying: "Our thoughts are with former #Springboks Naka Drotske and Os du Randt and their families, who were the victims of a robbery near Pretoria last night".


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