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Bee sting kills Elton’s dad - report

Springboks

Pretoria - Springbok and Stormers rugby player Elton Jantjies's father died after he was stung by a bee, according to Sunday's Rapport newspaper.

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 06, Elton Jantjies during The Castle Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Soccer City Complex on October 06, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

Thomas Jantjies, 46, a warrant officer in the army, died in 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria on Saturday after complications from a bee sting.

It was always his dream that his sons, Elton, 22, and Tony, 20, would play for the national team.

Elton made his debut for the Springboks in September and Tony played for the Baby Boks against Ireland.

At the Stormers' last training camp Elton said his father played a big role in his rugby career.

“He would always help me with my kicking. When I am tired, he would push me. He is always the one who would say stay positive,” he was quoted as saying.

Tony plays for the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.

Funeral arrangements were not known. - Sapa

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