Rugby

WPRU vice-president in racial row

2017-12-20 08:31
Gerald Njengele (Gallo)

Cape Town - Western Province Rugby Union (WPRU) vice-president Gerald Njengele is in hot water after allegedly being involved in a racial conflict last week.

The incident, according to Netwerk24, took place at the Cape Town Sevens on the weekend of December 9/10. 

According to the report, Njengele is accused of launching a verbal and racial attack on Jessie Claassen, who is the national manager of the Vuka Rugby Programme - a SA Rugby-affiliated initiative that aims to cater for rugby development in the country. 

Claassen said that the attack stemmed from his decision not to shake Njengele's hand due to a previous altercation between the pair back in August.

When this happened, Njengele allegedly responded: "F**k you white people, f**k the coloureds. I'm a clever darkie. I don't need your f*****g money."

Njengele has since denied that he made those comments. 

WPRU president Thelo Wakefield confirmed to Netwerk24 that an inquiry had been commissioned. 

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