Naas Botha faces sequestration

2016-05-06 08:36
Naas Botha (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Legendary former Springbok flyhalf Naas Botha is seemingly in financial strife.

According to, Botha’s estate was provisionally sequestrated by the high court in Pretoria on Thursday after a bank claimed he owed it more than R1.1m on a mortgage bond for a property in Mooikloof.

Botha, 58, was not at court and did not oppose the provisional sequestration application.

According to the report, Botha also did not submit an affidavit to the court setting out his possible defence.

Botha has been given until June 15 to oppose the application and give reasons as to why he should not be sequestrated.

Botha’s problems are believed to stem from a six-year financial battle with Nedbank - Read the full story on

Botha played 28 Tests at flyhalf for the Springboks between 1980 and 1992.

Botha played provincial rugby for Northern Transvaal, now called Blue Bulls, from 1977 to 1995.

During this period, his contributions ensured that they dominated South African domestic rugby for large parts and won the Currie Cup nine times (sharing it twice with Western Province in 1979 and 1989).

Botha also captained the Bulls a record 128 times and scored a record 2 511 points, including 1 699 points in the Currie Cup).

He was voted Rugby Player of the Year in 1979, 1981, 1985 and 1987 and has been a rugby pundit for pay-channel SuperSport for more than 20 years.

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