Bee sting kills Jantjies's dad

2013-01-27 12:12
Elton Jantjies (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Springbok and Stormers flyhalf Elton Jantjies's father died after he was stung by a bee, according to Sunday's Rapport newspaper.

VIDEO: Thomas Jantjies last TV interview

Thomas Jantjies, 46, a warrant officer in the army, died in 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria on Saturday after complications from a bee sting.

It was always his dream that his sons, Elton, 22, and Tony, 20, would play for the national team.

Elton made his debut for the Springboks in September last year and Tony played for the Baby Boks against Ireland.

At the Stormers' last training camp Elton said his father played a big role in his rugby career.

“He would always help me with my kicking. When I am tired, he would push me. He is always the one who would say stay positive,” he was quoted as saying.

Tony plays for the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.

Funeral arrangements were not known.

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