Joost in urgent need of trust fund cash

2016-09-05 13:10
Joost van der Westhuizen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen will next week head to the High Court in Pretoria to obtain money from a trust fund of his former lawyer.

According to, Van der Westhuizen, who suffers from the terminal motor neuron disease, desperately needs the money which is in the trust account of Robert Klinkenberg, who allegedly committed suicide.

Van der Westhuizen, 45, will head to the High Court next Tuesday in a bid to recover the more than R350 000 he claims he is owed.

Klinkenberg was found dead in Magaliesburg in December last year. His body was found near his Porsche with a bullet wound.

Van der Westhuizen said in papers filed in court that he was dependent on the money to pay his medical bills.

Van der Westhuizen played 89 Tests for the Springboks between 1993 and 2003.

He scored a then-Springbok record 38 tries and is widely regarded as one of the game’s finest-ever scrumhalves.


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