Cape Town – Springbok dietician, Zeenat Simjee could be sent home from the Springbok camp once more following Elton Jantjies confessing to the affair that went on between the two, a report says.
According to News24, Simjee had a meeting with senior SA Rugby officials – its president, Mark Alexander, and chief executive officer Jurie Roux – in Toulon on Wednesday evening at the Springbok team hotel.
In an exclusive interview with News24 earlier, Jantjies admitted that the affair had been going on for several months.
He reportedly confessed his actions in an interview before boarding his flight to Cyprus, where his wife and kids have travelled to.
Elton and Simjee were sent home from the Springbok camp while the team prepared to take on Argentina in a Rugby Championship clash back in Spetember.
According to News24, it was not Elton who wrote the initial press release addressing the allegations.
“I deeply regret allowing them to tell a story that I should’ve clearly handled myself. The statement put out into the media was not written by me; I understand that at the time, a statement needed to be issued on the articles being published about me,” he was reported as saying.
The fly-half also denied being checked into rehab.
“I also noted that I was portrayed to be a drug addict with mental health issues. I can proudly say I have no mental health issues, and I was never in a rehab centre for drug abuse,” Jantjies said.
Jantjies and his wife, Iva Ristic seem to be trying to put the past behind them as Iva posted an Instagram story in which they seem to be joking around, having a few laughs.
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin