President Jacob Zuma wishes former Springbok rugby player Mr van der Westhuizen well

President Jacob Zuma has asked the nation to keep South African rugby legend and former Springbok captain, Mr Joost van der Westhuizen, in their thoughts and prayers.

Mr Van der Westhuizen was admitted to hospital on Saturday, 4 February 2017.

Mr Van der Westhuizen is one of the best rugby players that the country has ever produced. We are saddened by his ill health. We urge the nation to keep him and his family in their thoughts and prayers as he continues to fight this challenging illness," said President Zuma.

Source: Government of South Africa