Port Alfred - Two men were arrested on Tuesday for the robbery and attack
on three fishermen, including former Springbok Gerhardus Sonnekus, in Port
Alfred, Eastern Cape police said.
"After following leads, Port Alfred detectives in collaboration with
crime intelligence officers, arrested two men aged 34 in Nemato Township in the
early hours of Tuesday morning," police spokesperson Luvuyo Mjekula said.
"Police are looking to make more arrests as two more suspects are still
At 22:00 on Saturday night, four men entered the holiday home in Anglers Way
through a sliding door.
They allegedly tied up Sonnekus, 61, Bernadus Lambertus Zaaiman, 63, and
Andre Cleghorn, 60, and attacked them before fleeing with cellphones, alcohol,
and an undisclosed amount of cash.
"The victims sustained physical injuries, including stab wounds,"
Sonnekus and Zaaiman were taken to hospital but have been discharged, he
Free State native Sonnekus played 3 Tests for the Springboks (two at No 8 and one at scrumhalf) between 1974 and 1984, scoring one try.