Bok legend in hospital after heart attack
NEWS: Springbok legend Kobus Wiese has reportedly been rushed to hospital after suffering a “massive heart attack” this week.
According to reports, the 56-year-old was rushed to Mediclinic Panorama in Cape Town and is being closely monitored.
Radio personality John Walland said Wiese is in a stable condition following surgery to insert a stent.
Wiese was part of the Springboks’ 1995 World Cup-winning team. In total, he played 18 Tests for the Springboks.
He also played 128 matches for Transvaal/Golden Lions during his career.
Close friend Toks van der Linde, who is also a former Bok, told Netwerk24 that he was in contact with Wiese.
“I spoke to Kobus this [Thursday] morning and he’s OK. He’s a very big pal of mine. We have been friends since 1995. He is a strong man,” said Van der Linde.
Additional source: Netwerk24
My friend Kobus Wiese you have given us all one hell of a fright but I have no doubt that with God’s healing power you will be as right as rain very shortly.
— Robbie Schlemmer (@rlschlemmer) April 8, 2021