Le Clos' dad pays up for brawl

2012-09-07 11:47

Johannesburg - The father of Olympic champion Chad le Clos has paid R18 000 to settle an assault case, according to a report on the Sowetan website.

Bert le Clos had to pay damages and legal fees because of an assault at a bar in April 2010. The person allegedly assaulted was Durban chemist Richard Simpson.  

The case was meant to be heard at the Pinetown Civil Court on Thursday but Simpson’s attorney, Craig Preston-Whyte said the matter had been settled.

Criminal charges were laid against Le Clos but he was not convicted. Simpson then filed a civil suit and obtained a default judgment against him last December.

Le Clos told the court he could not pay as he was unemployed and had no money of his own, according to the newspaper.

A warrant of execution was then obtained against his property, but Le Clos did not own any.


  • richard.hipkin - 2012-09-07 11:56

    Ok then, done and dusted, moving on.

  • upumba - 2012-09-07 12:01

    is this news....? i think not, put this garbage in the gossip section!

      gustav.kriel.3 - 2012-09-07 12:32

      Agreed... I just wana know why this was in the news in the first place?

  • TravieGrif - 2012-09-07 12:03

    Is that all the news that you are able to drum up on the Friday morning? Thanks for the riveting read! Yawn.......

  • darryl.duffield - 2012-09-07 12:11

    Unbelievable.... Uuuuunbelievable!

  • freddie.f.strydom - 2012-09-07 12:13

    So my comment is not put up??? Wahahahaa! Geeze, don't you reporters have nothing beter to do than run stories like this! Seriously!

      jonathan.faurie - 2012-09-07 13:12

      Sport24 love to delete any comments that portray them in a bad light. Its happened to me before.

  • nmunyai - 2012-09-07 12:16

    @news 24.... Hav u run out of stories? Boring!

  • hanre.vanderwesthuizen - 2012-09-07 12:18

    Poor journalism, dead beat story! As South Africans we are so proud of Chad and getting the dirt on dad is just disgusting. Go Chad! Go Bert! Get Farked news 24.

      jonathan.faurie - 2012-09-07 13:11

      Agree with you 100%

  • gershwin.bazier - 2012-09-07 12:33

    I bet if Chad never won anything his dad would not of been in the news

  • nico.smit.1272 - 2012-09-07 12:34

    Question is will this have ever been made know to the generla public if i hasn't for Chad winning gold in the Olympis. Let the guy be he had nothing to do with this.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-09-07 12:35

    The only reason why this load of horse s..t is now news is because of Chad's success. Someone has a morbid sense of humour

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-09-07 12:39

    Sport 24 editor - FIRED!

      jonathan.faurie - 2012-09-07 13:06

      One can only wish brother. but it will NEVER happen. Lets see if Sport24 deletes this comment.

  • Generaal1 - 2012-09-07 12:50

    Patetiese berig ! Is sport 24 nou n poniekoerant ? Ons het klaar n huisgenoot vir sulke stront.

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-09-07 13:06


  • jonathan.faurie - 2012-09-07 13:05

    Why must this be dragged out now? Yet ANOTHER example on how Sport24 is: A) Desperate for content, B) Desperate for Scandalous content and C) Think that scandal is the way to attract people to its site. Many people are going to open this story and then get a sick feeling in their stomach at their ignorance to Sport24's agenda of Tabloid Story site attraction. Lets see if Sport24 allows this comment now. Original comment posted at - 13:07.

  • jeevadotnet - 2012-09-07 14:08

    I'm going to sue News24 - I want 20 seconds of my life back

  • nicole.vandervelde.96 - 2012-09-07 14:15

    So 2010 move on already

  • magomarele - 2012-09-07 15:04

    Now we all know that Mr Bert Le Clos is a very violent dude. Chad, please adopt me as your godfather! I promise to behave and not beat up some drunks in a bar.

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