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Kobus Wiese: Rugby legend in critical condition – Here’s the latest

Published by Andile Sicetsha

South Africa’s rugby community is still reeling from the shock of finding out that former Springbok lock Kobus Wiese was recently rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack.

What is the latest news on Kobus Wiese?

According to the latest reports, it appears that Wiese, a retired player-turned-media-personality, has not been moved out of Panorama Clinic’s intensive care unit.

No statements have been released by the Wiese family, as yet. However, there is a growing belief that the 56-year-old suffered a massive cardiac arrest and is in grave condition.

News of the incident was first heard on the radio. HOT 91.9FM sportscaster John Walland confirmed that Wiese was rushed to the Johannesburg private clinic on Thursday morning.

What we know about the ex-Springbok legend

Since the news spread on social media, an outpour of tributes was sent by many of the ex player’s fans, wishing him a speedy recovery and his family strength in these trying times.

Off the field, Wiese was building up a portfolio as SuperSport’s gentle giant. The 56-year-old is a 1995 Rugby World Cup winner, has 18 tests and 128 caps notched under his belt for the national team.

Representing Transvaal in the 90s, Wiese aided his team to two Currie Cup wins in 1993 and 1994, and the highly contested Super 10 in 1993.

This is a developing story.