Tinus Drotské says his brother Naka saved his children’s lives during a home invasion on Thursday night.
The former Bok hooker was at Tinus’ house – on a smallholding in Kameeldrift, outside Pretoria – with Tinus’ three children and former Bok teammate Os du Randt, when four men barged in at 9:15pm.
‘Naka jumped up and stormed them, and then they shot him three times, and then they luckily fled,’ Tinus told TimesLive. ‘The children, no one else was harmed.’
Drotské was shot three times – in the right side of the chest, stomach and right arm.
When Tinus phoned Naka’s wife, Marzanne, he told her that ‘Naka saved my children’s lives’.
Du Randt raced Naka to hospital, but veered off the road, causing two tyres to burst.
‘Two guys luckily picked them up and took them to the hospital,’ Marzanne told TimesLive.
‘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.’
Meanwhile, News24 reports that police say two men have been taken in for questioning in connection with the attack.
It’s understood detectives found gloves, which will be sent for DNA testing.