Two suspects questioned for Drotske shooting

File: Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has urged people harbouring suspects to turn them over.

File: Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has urged people harbouring suspects to turn them over.

PRETORIA - Police have taken two suspects in for questioning over the Naka Drotske shooting.

The former Springbok rugby player was shot during an armed robbery while at his brother's smallholding outside Pretoria on Thursday night.

The 47-year-old 1995 World Cup winner was shot in a tussle with one of the assailants.

READ: Former Bok Drotské shot during robbery: report

No arrests had yet been made, police captain Kay Makhubele said.

Drotske played 26 times for South Africa from 1993-99 and was part of the squad that lifted the World Cup on home soil, though he only featured in one game against Samoa.

He was the starting hooker for the 1999 tournament in which the Springboks lost to Australia in the semi-finals but beat New Zealand to finish third.

Drotske's brother Tinus says the family will be moving from the area.

- Additional reporting Reuters

Former Springbok hooker Naka Drotské is in stable condition after an armed robbery outside Pretoria. Courtesy #DStv403

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