Why Is Springbok Flyhalf Elton Jantjies Arrested?
It’s said that 31-year-old professional rugby player Elton Jantjies was arrested on Sunday morning, shortly after landing from Dubai at OR Tambo International Airport on May 15, 2022.
He is born on August 1, 1990, in Graaff Reinet, South Africa. During the 2011 Super Rugby season, Jantjies started his career with the Lions. Also during the inaugural Rugby Championship, he got international with the Springboks.
In 2010, he won two awards which were: the SARU Young Player of the Year award and the SA U20 Player of the Year award.
After that, he went on to play for the Springboks and later for the Japanese side NTT Red Hurricanes in the Japan Rugby Football Union.
Jantjies always said that his father was his mentor, and also his kicking coach.
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What Was the Reason Behind Elton Jantjies Arrested
Some reports claim that he was charged with malicious damage to property. Also, they added that Elton Jantjies got arrested because his charge was related to the flyhalf damaging property belonging to the airline he flew with from Dubai.
Jantjies’ social media shows that he and his family had gone to Dubai for traveling and they spend their week there. This morning they were headed back to South Africa.
SARU President Mark Alexander says they’ve been made aware of the arrest, but they didn’t give any extra information. Col Athlenda Mathe who is the Police spokesperson announced that after damaging Jantjies was released on R1,000 bail.
James Adam who is Elton Jantjies’s CEO and the agent said: he can confirm that Elton Jantjies has been released and is not in police custody anymore. Also added that they would like to allow the legal authority to attend to this matter without any undue influence.
Adam asked that the public and the press respect the legal services without casting judgment and also request that our client’s right to privacy be maintained
On Monday Jantjies is expected to Be present in the Kempton Park magistrate’s court.
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