Elton Jantjies' cryptic response to affair allegations
SPOTLIGHT: Elton Jantjies has appeared to respond to his latest off-field scandal with a cryptic social media post on Instagram.
Jantjies and team dietician Zeenat Simjee were expelled from the Springboks’ camp after there were reports that the pair had enjoyed a tryst in a guesthouse prior to South Africa’s Rugby Championship game with the All Blacks in Mbombela.
The father of three and the 27-year-old dietician are alleged to have spent the night together on least one occasion after being spied on by Springboks fans in that guesthouse. The pair were heard in the throes of passion during the night in question, although the affair ultimately ended in acrimony when a late-night row disturbed other guests at the establishment.
The Afrikaans newspaper, Rapport, also describes how Jantjies failed to pay the bill in full, leading to the establishment complaining to the Springbok management.
SA Rugby took the decision to send the pair home to SA to face the music.
Now Jantjies has broken his silence with a bizarre social media post. The flyhalf wrote: “I prefer to distance myself whenever I’m mad to calm my mind otherwise I become the most heartless person you’ll ever meet,” against a picture of Robert De Niro in one of The Godfather films.
It’s the second time Jantjies has found himself in trouble this year. He was arrested for criminal damage following a flight from Dubai to Johannesburg in May, although the charges were ultimately dropped.
#ICYMI: Scandal hits @Springboks camp and two
touring squad members have been sent home after reports of an extra-marital tryst between the duo#RugbyChampionship 🏆#RugbyUnion🌍#Rugby 🏉@SanzarTRC#ARGvRSA 🇦🇷V🇿🇦https://t.co/WOrNcSxbyi
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