Former Bok swindles charity

2012-07-12 10:01

Cape Town - Former Springbok Thys Burger has been accused of using his green and gold blazer to dupe charities and fund-raising organisations out of money.

He coughed up more than R50 000 this week, after Eyewitness News started investigating his activities.

While Burger, 57, has admitted he had not paid monies raised in the auctions he hosted, he said he fell on tough times and was unable to meet commitments. 

Burger was capped three times for the Springboks at No 8, making his debut against the British and Irish Lions in Bloemfontein in 1980.

He is the father of former Cheetahs and Blitzbokke player, Phillip.



  • jason.children - 2012-07-12 10:12

    How embarrassing for the family and thats no way to treat a Bok blazer.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 10:53

      yeh i recommend the dry cleaners rather

      jason.children - 2012-07-12 11:00

      OMG sometimes Tom you should rather not say anything! I bet as you hit the Post comment button you regretted it. LOL chop!

  • NashvillePhotography - 2012-07-12 10:20

    Why did you have to bring his son into it? He did nothing to deserve this sort of publicity!

  • H Juan H Kruger - 2012-07-12 10:27

    Thys Burger is for years making a living defrauding people and suppliers and sidestepping legal proceedings and always claiming tough times. This is about time they expose him as the crook he is

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-12 11:12

      He is giving the" BURGER "a bad taste and name..

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 17:14

      just continuing the legacy left by the table throwing schalks

  • mark.grant.77920 - 2012-07-12 10:42

    O M W!!! WHITE collar crime!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 10:56

      he's wearing a t shirt bud, there is no collar

      jason.children - 2012-07-12 11:01

      Another pearl comment from Tom!! hahahahah

      mark.grant.77920 - 2012-07-12 11:09

      @Tom, no t shirt bud, but he is white. So I was half right.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 11:20

      nah chaan, he is afrikaans

      Ditiro - 2012-07-12 11:28

      Tom you really strugling there buddy aren';t you

      clive.kihn - 2012-07-12 12:46

      Tom: you are not even faintly amusing.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 17:14

      clive: i dont faintly care wing nut

      clive.kihn - 2012-07-12 22:01

      Highly intelligent comment, Tom; my ears are actually quite normal.

  • Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-12 10:51

    There must be a terrible mistake here, a 'Baas'? Crime? No ways, where art thou farm and thy holiday house? The tides are turning!!!!!! hehehehe, in a few years time, these kinds of events will be a norm, we are taking over!

      jason.children - 2012-07-12 11:01

      hahahahahahahahahahaha and breath ahahahahahahahahahaha

      mark.grant.77920 - 2012-07-12 11:02

      @Ntuhuko , LOL! Im immigrating what is this country coming to (Trevor Noah). Does that sound familiar?

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-12 11:14

      He only supported what he saw was the 'wrong" thing to do here but most can get away with it..

      dave.wilson.71216 - 2012-07-12 11:16

      Racist troll!! I wish you were immigrating, SA does not need asses like you!

      isikhuluesimhlophe.esimhlophe - 2012-07-12 11:25

      You are right, you are TAKING over. Your "we" generation want to take everything without "effort" unless you call crime, corruption, rape and pilferage "effort". Look at how you prostitute your culture and education when it suits you? If the proverbial white person is so bad why do you want everything they have? Why not go back to your illeterate goat herding, loin cloth wearing, barabariac, AIDS giving, starving past and let the forward thinkers move on. Not all people where born with a silver spoon in their mouth and come from an advantaged backround. I bet you R1000, I was more disadvantaged than you, yet as an adopted child, I learnt at school, and worked for everything I have, no bursaries, no theft, no anger, no remorse. You on the other hand, are an IGNORANT F..K. Unlike you and yours, I DO NOT condone Thys Burger's actions, if any one gets hurt irrespective of Race, colour, creed or beliefs by unrighteous behaviour it is painful. Empathy will break down barries and walls, not TAKING things.

      mark.grant.77920 - 2012-07-12 11:37

      @ isikhuluesimhlophe.esimhlophe - Did you not get your cut of the money??? Whatsup with all the anger and haterit?!?!?

      Eben - 2012-07-12 11:44

      We all despise Thys Burger's dealings as much as your idiotic comment. Ntuthuko you are a complete waist of breath in this country!!!!.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-12 12:02

      Ntuthuko...Lol......Actually your comment was humerous...!

      provence.poppies - 2012-07-12 12:29

      Someone give simelane a biscuit so he can go chase cars.

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-12 12:33

      dave,SA is for Africans

      phillys.winterbottom - 2012-07-12 12:36

      oh we can see you've taken over!!! the country has turned in to a cess-pit in 18 short years!! disfuntional local g/mnt, infrastructure stuffed and delusional nappy-heads like yourself abound!!! go fack thouself!!

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-12 12:38

      Rob,that was the whole intention,those who enjoy swearing can gladly go on, we not amazed, if you call rugby a sport and sleeping in the bush a holiday,we can expect such from you.

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-12 12:44

      Winterbottom/ or Winterass,are your chicks keep changing color? or your Rooineck? hahahaha, go fish, but have your bags packed,you might be on your way sooner than you think. This is our land, Africa for Africans! Africans are black!

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-12 12:47

      Eben, it is spelled 'waste' sir! know your English, 'Waist' is where you hang your revolver hoping to come across one of us in the dark.

      clive.kihn - 2012-07-12 12:49

      Yeah, Ntuthuko, it's sad that some whites have adopted the attitude "if you can't beat them, join them". As you say, the tide is turning - for the worse, unfortunately.

  • sonia.elliott.378 - 2012-07-12 11:09

    green collar crime he! he!

  • vimalin.moodley - 2012-07-12 11:19

    looks like a dodgy oke from the photo

  • Ditiro - 2012-07-12 11:25

    i wouldn't believe anything coming from that face, look at it

  • mark.grant.77920 - 2012-07-12 11:27

    @ O Mrrrrrr Willlllson! GET A LIFE! Didnt get it all this morning?

  • Eben - 2012-07-12 11:50

    @isikhuluesimhlophe.esimhlophe, I would give you a million thumbs up if i could!!!, you hit the nail on the head!. Well said, well done to you, and good on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • Paco - 2012-07-12 12:40

    he has been corrupted by the black man....eish

      mark.grant.77920 - 2012-07-12 13:47

      No Paco the white man showed him how well they did it way back!

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-07-12 12:41

    Cut off the former bok's horn.(ag sorry. mend horns)

  • Eben - 2012-07-12 15:57

    @ Simelane I am pleased to see that you are educated. Just a pity your ideology is completely of course. Black to you means privilege to vengeance, so sad little man!!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 17:22

      the only thing he understands is a sjambok so save ur breath

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