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REPORT: Faf's camp forced to refute 'attempted murder' claims

NEWS: Springboks Francois ‘Faf’ de Klerk has been accused of racial abuse and threatening to “kill” a Stellenbosch police captain.


According to the IOL, De Klerk has been accused by captain Lesley Smith of wanting to use a panga to hack him to death and for hurling racial slurs.

However,  a representative for de Klerk has rubbished the allegations.

According to De Klerk and his representative, the Springbok was more than 14 000km away at the time of the alleged incident, which is said to have occurred midday on December 8 in Stellenbosch.

De Klerk’s camp revealed that he was in Japan at the time of the so-called “life-threatening” brawl.

But, IOL reports, Smith stands by his allegation and claimed that it’s not a case of “mistaken identity”.

Smith said that he slapped the “Springbok scrumhalf” with charges, as he “clearly” saw De Klerk drive off in a Toyota Corolla, while he allegedly called him an “h*****” minutes after he “tried to kill me with a panga”.


Smith also alleged that De Klerk told him “I will f***** kill you”.

De Klerk, via his agent Lean Schwartz, is adamant that he does not even drive a Toyota Corolla.

“Faf has never driven a Toyota Corolla in his life,” said Schwartz, adding De Klerk has been out of the country for two months now.

“He left the country with the Springboks for their end-of-year tour to Europe, where after he left London for Tokyo, Japan to join his new club, Yokohama Cannon Eagles.”


Footage of the 31-year-old scrumhalf with fellow club teammates during training in Tokyo is all over the internet, with date stamps ranging from the end of November up until early this month.

Source: IOL and Rugbypass

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