Springbok Faf de Klerk

Faf de Klerk. Photo: SA Rugby/Gallo

Springbok’s agent refutes Stellies cop’s shocking assault claims

Springbok Faf de Klerk has refuted as ridiculous the claims that he assaulted a police officer in Stellenbosch at a time when he was in Japan.

Springbok Faf de Klerk

Faf de Klerk. Photo: SA Rugby/Gallo

Springbok Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk finds himself accused of a racially charged assault despite not being in South Africa on the date the incident is alleged to have taken place.

South African Police Service Captain Lesley Smith has reportedly filed charges against the Springbok over an incident that he says happened on 8 December 2022.

Stellies cop makes wild Faf de Klerk accusation

The agent of Faf de Klerk move to quickly squash the allegations that the World Cup-winning star racially abused and threatened to kill a police officer in Stellenbosch.

According to IOL, Smith has detailed an incident where a man whom he is convinced was Faf de Klerk, wanted to use a panga to hack him to death and hurled racial slurs at the police captain.

Smith alleges that this is not a case of mistaken identity going so far as to claim that the man got into a Toyota Corolla and sped off.

De Klerk’s Lean Schwartz has moved to make it clear that the Springbok cannot possibly have been involved in this incident.

“Faf has never driven a Toyota Corolla in his life,” said Schwartz.

“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.”

Springbok star in Japan

Faf de Klerk
Faf de Klerk of South Africa A during the 2021 British and Irish Lions Tour rugby match between South Africa A and BI Lions at Cape Town Stadium on 14 July 2021 Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

The incident as recounted could not possibly have involved Faf de Klerk as he was in Japan training with his team since late November.

De Klerk has not been in South Africa since some time after the Rugby Championship wrapped.

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Presumably, any investigation into the matter will be able to quickly establish that De Klerk was in Tokyo.

He has been pictured in social media photos for his club as well as videos filmed by his club’s media department.

This is a developing story.