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EXCLUSIVE | Spouse of Springbok star Elton Jantjies doubts she is going to stay romantically concerned with him


  • Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies’ spouse Iva has spoken out after allegations emerged of an affair with the workforce’s dietician.
  • Iva mentioned she was “undecided” how she felt concerning the relationship.
  • Over the weekend, SA Rugby mentioned in a press release that Jantjies and the dietician have been despatched residence to “attend to those private stories”.

It was a social media put up that alerted Iva Jantjies to allegations that her rugby star husband Elton Jantjies had an affair with Springboks dietitian Zeenat Simjee.

In an interview with News24 on Wednesday, Iva mentioned she needed to learn the social media put up thrice as a result of she needed “to verify [she had read it] appropriately”.

Iva expects her husband to return to their residence in Japan subsequent week.

She mentioned she was “undecided” how she felt concerning the relationship.

“Now we have been collectively since 2014 and had our ups and downs like each different couple. I’ve at all times been there to assist him by means of good and dangerous occasions, and I nonetheless am. Once we met, he was not even a part of the Bok squad, we labored actually onerous for him to realize his targets and desires. [I] sacrificed so many issues, together with my profession and my desires,” she added.

She maintains she is going to “nonetheless have love” for Elton “it doesn’t matter what occurs from right here”.

She mentioned: 

Now we have been collectively for nearly a decade. We are going to at all times have love for one another, and we are going to at all times be a unit. Now we have three stunning kids that love him unconditionally.

Nonetheless, she added that she would “most likely not” stay romantically concerned with Elton.

Elton’s lawyer, Nabeela Moola, mentioned she had not acquired any directions from her consumer concerning the allegations.

In line with Iva, Elton denied the allegations.

“We’re talking on a regular basis. He’s very upset. I feel it is also good for him to distance himself for the Bok squad and course of every thing,” she mentioned.

Iva and Elton Jantjies

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She added that the general public highlight made it troublesome to course of the allegations.

“South African individuals are very opinionated and so they wish to share their choices irrespective of if they’re optimistic or damaging. Alternatively, the assist and sort messages I get from so many individuals is past consoling and I’ll endlessly be glad about that,” she mentioned.

Over the weekend SA Rugby mentioned in a press release they despatched Jantjies and Simjee residence to “attend to those private stories and to eradicate any distractions to the workforce’s preparations for the Take a look at in opposition to Argentina”.

Iva mentioned she was shocked by “how frivolously this has been taken”.

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“That is very regarding for all of the Springbok wives as none of us was conscious that this behaviour is definitely not breaking any guidelines and it is taken so frivolously… It’s totally disappointing for a World Cup-winning administration to permit conditions like this to be created contained in the workforce surroundings.”

The Springboks are in Argentina at present.

Sources instructed Sunday publication Rapport that Jantjies, 32, booked himself right into a guesthouse outdoors of the workforce’s resort throughout their keep in Mbombela final month.

It’s alleged that Jantjies additionally didn’t pay the guesthouse R26 000 till the house owners complained to the South African Rugby Union (SARU).

Iva and Elton Jantjies

Iva and Elton Jantjies

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Jantjies, it was mentioned, then paid R21 000 earlier than a last R5 000 was paid upon Rapport’s enquiry.

The report consists of eyewitnesses who alleged that there have been romantic exchanges between Jantjies and Simjee.

The Boks face Los Pumas at Estadio José Amalfitani in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Jantjies was arrested in Could over allegations that he brought on harm on a flight from Dubai to Johannesburg.

The fees have been withdrawn in June, and stories said that they have been dropped after he agreed to pay for the harm.


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