Apart from having the worst rugby jersey in history for next year Super Rugby with the ongoing legal battle and the whole circus with Newlands Western Province rugby just keep on producing the hits.
This time Western Province Rugby Union (WPRU) vice-president Gerald Njengele is in hot water after allegedly being involved in a racial conflict last week.
The incident, according to Netwerk24, took place at the Cape Town Sevens on the weekend of December 9/10.
According to the report, Njengele is accused of launching a verbal and racial attack on Jessie Claassen, who is the national manager of the Vuka Rugby Programme – a SA Rugby-affiliated initiative that aims to cater for rugby development in the country.
Claassen said that the attack stemmed from his decision not to shake Njengele’s hand due to a previous altercation between the pair back in August.
When this happened, Njengele allegedly responded: “F**k you white people, f**k the coloureds. I’m a clever darkie. I don’t need your f*****g money.”
Njengele has since denied that he made those comments.
WPRU president Thelo Wakefield confirmed to Netwerk24 that an inquiry had been commissioned