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AfriForum Blasts “Negligent” Naka Drotské Shooting Probe


AfriForum has questioned the police investigation concerning the assault on rugby legend Naka Drotské.

The organisation asserted some proof was deserted on the scene.

Drotské, previous Springbok and Cheetahs coach, was shot multiple times at his sibling Tinus’ smallholding in Kameeldrift a month ago.

After undergoing several procedures having lost almost a third of his blood, Drotské’s family reported that he was recovering well.

“He was discharged from hospital last Thursday and was recovering at his home in Bloemfontein.”

Police had previously told the media that they were making progress in their investigation into the attack on Drotské.

However, AfriForum contested this, saying the police had been “negligent” in their investigation at the crime scene.

“The scene was not demarcated properly, and the SAPS failed to identify and lift suspicious footprints,” said Ian Cameron, head of AfriForum’s community safety forum.

He also said that a member of the police had smoked a cigarette on the scene, while evidence was also left behind or overlooked.

This included a glove presumably belonging to one of the suspects, as well as a pair of pliers allegedly “used to cut wires” to gain access onto the premises.

“Furthermore, police made an absurd request for Os du Randt to keep the bullets, which were removed from Drotské, safe until they can collect them from him,” said Cameron.

Du Randt, a friend and former teammate of Drotské, was also on the scene during the attack and had rushed the injured Drotské to hospital.

Cameron said similar attacks had plagued the Kameeldrift area this year.

“More Kameeldrift residents are approaching AfriForum with complaints about the inability and slackness of police when handling criminal cases,” Cameron said.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele stated on Monday that police were “investigating complaints received from the public”.

He said he was not yet aware of the “official inquiry” sent by AfriForum to question police’s methods in investigating the most recent crime scene.

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