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Hannes Strydom in ICU after fighting off six hijackers

Strydom was returning home after a gym session when the incident took place

Sarugbymag.co.za reported that the former springbok rugby player, Hannes Strydom, who played in the 1995 World Cup Championship is in a stable condition at a Pretoria hospital after an attempted hijacking.

Strydom was returning home after a gym session when the incident, in which he sustained a cracked skull and a stab wound, took place.

Hennie le Roux, who played alongside Strydom in the 1995 World Cup, told Ballz Radio, ‘He managed to fight off six people who attempted the hijacking. He then drove himself to the hospital and was placed in ICU.’

‘Hannes, being the person that he is, tried to protect his assets. They were throwing rocks through the windscreen and he cracked his skull through his eye socket down towards his mouth. He had it full frontal, from the face. Let’s hope and pray that he recovers quickly and appropriately.’

There are no further details but his wife admitted that he is on the road to recovery.

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