Elton Jantjies has found himself in spot of bother and has come into disrepute after a newspaper alleged that he is involved in an affair.
Elton Jantjies : Wife | Affair | Dietician | Brother
|Elton Thomas Jantjies
|Date of birth
|1 August 1990
|Place of birth
|Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
|1.87 m (6 ft 1+1⁄2 in)
|88 kg (13 st 12 lb; 194 lb)
Jantjies made his professional debut with the Lions (Super Rugby) during the 2011 Super Rugby season, and his International debut with the Springboks during the inaugural Rugby Championship.
He has received several significant sporting awards, including the SARU Young Player of the Year award (2010), and the SA U20 Player of the Year award (2010).
In June 2014 it was reported that Jantjies had signed a contract with Japanese side NTT Communications Shining Arcs who play in the Top League.
Elton Jantjies wife
Elton Jantjies’ wife Iva has criticised South African team management for how they handled allegations that the Springboks star had an affair with the team’s dietitian.
Jantjies and Boks dietitian Zeenat Simjee were sent home from the tour of Argentina this week after a newspaper reported they had been staying together away from the rest of the team during the series against the All Blacks.
South Africa team management claimed “no team protocols were breached” while SARU chief Mark Alexander described the situation as “hearsay” and “gossip” despite the decision to send both home.
“The Springbok management are aware of reports regarding Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies and team dietitian Zeenat Simjee between the training camp in Sabie and the test match against New Zealand in Mbombela earlier this year,” SA Rugby said in a statement.
“No team protocols were breached, but the individuals are returning to South Africa to attend to these personal reports and to eliminate any distractions to the team’s preparations for the Test against Argentina.”
In an interview with News24 in South Africa, Iva said she was shocked “how lightly this has been taken”.
Elton Jantjies affair
Elton Jantjies has found himself in another spot of bother.
The Springbok flyhalf’s professionalism has come into disrepute after a Sunday newspaper alleged that he is involved in an affair with the team’s dietician Zeenat Simjee. He is married to Iva Ristic, with the couple being the parents of three children.
According to The Citizen , the two set up trysts at two different locations in Mbombela ahead of the first Test against New Zealand last month. Jantjies apparently did not stay in the same hotel as his teammates as is tradition.
The pair was reported to have been spotted at one of the guest houses by a father and his son, who went to approach Jantjies for an autograph.
Jantjies and Simjee have not commented on these allegations.
Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies has broken his silence with an apology after allegations emerged of an affair with the team’s dietician, Zeenat Simjee.
In a statement released on Friday, Jantjies said he “apologised unreservedly to everybody I hurt or disappointed, my teammates, the Springbok management team, and SA Rugby.”
“My intention was always to make myself, my family, and my fans proud, not only through my performances on the field of play but also through my behaviour in public.”
He added he let himself, his family and rugby loving fans of the country down and deeply regretted his actions.
“I did not do the Springbok jersey – a jersey that I revered since I was just a little boy – proud.”
He is the older brother of fly-half Tony Jantjies.
Altonio “Tony” Shedrick Jantjies (born 19 April 1992) is a professional South African rugby union player for Alcobendas in the División de Honor in Spain. His regular position is fly-half.
|Altonio Shedrick Jantjies
|Date of birth
|19 April 1992
|Place of birth
|Cape Town, South Africa
|1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
|94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)
|Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria
|Elton Jantjies (brother)
Jantjies represented the Golden Lions at the 2008 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week tournament, which led to his inclusion in the Under-16 Elite Squad.
Jantjies then joined near neighbours the Blue Bulls from the 2009 season. He played for them at the 2009 and 2010 Under-18 Craven Week competitions, earning a spot in the S.A. Schools side in 2009.
He then played for the Blue Bulls U19 team in the 2010 and 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship competitions and for the Blue Bulls U21 team in 2012 and 2013.