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Zeenat Simjee has brought the Springboks into disrepute. Photos: SA Rugby

Zeenat Simjee job SHOULD be on the line

Zeenat Simjee and Elton Jantjies have brought SA Rugby into disrepute with their unprofessional antics and neither deserves to wear the Springbok.

Zeenat Simjee Elton Jantjies

Zeenat Simjee has brought the Springboks into disrepute. Photos: SA Rugby

Zeenat Simjee and Elton Jantjies have brought SA Rugby into disrepute with their unprofessional antics.

The sordid soap opera affair might be entertaining for some, but it has no place in professional rugby.

Zeenat Simjee and Elton Jantjies are not fit to wear the Springbok

Being in the Springbok technical team in any capacity is not a mere job.

To wear the Springbok in any capacity is to represent your country. Anyone working around the team has a responsibility towards upholding what it means to be part of something that means so much to so many South Africans.

Elton Jantjies and Zeenat Simjee affair: What we know

SA Rugby investigation a total sham

SA Rugby’s investigation into the matter has already been shown to be a sham.

Shown to be such by the subsequent confession made by Elton Jantjies

Jantjies’ infidelity is not the issue that concerns the public and should concern SA Rugby.

The issue is that allowing sexual affairs to go on between members of the backroom staff and players is something that has no place in professional sport.

Something like this can have a toxic effect on team morale. Standards of professionalism both on the field and around the team environment appear to be slipping.

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There have also been several updates in the Elton Jantjies and Zeenat Simjee affair scandal this week. Photos: Backpagepix/Instagram

SA Rugby wants none of this Jantjies affair

SA Rugby have done their best not to be involved in this saga. However, at this point it has gone beyond the point at which they can ignore it.

The Springbok team environment is undoubtedly not an ordinary workplace. Comparing this affair to an office dalliance is to also ignore the obvious problems that fraternisation causes in a team environment.

No ordinary job and Zeenat Simjee knows it

Zeenat Simjee is not being persecuted unfairly right now, members of the public and the media are calling on SA Rugby to protect the integrity of the Springbok image.

It should be made clear that any relationships between players and team staff whether the parties are seen to be committing adultery or not would compromise a team environment.

This is not a matter of morality it is a matter of professionalism and as such it is right and proper that Zeenat Simjee’s job is on the line.

She would have been aware when she took on the position that it was no ordinary job and that she could be scrutinised by the media and public.

Zeenat Simjee and Elton Jantjies brought this on themselves and neither should be allowed to wear the Springboks.

The Springbok team environment is not a singles mixer.