Former Bok lock Bakkies Botha survives bakkie accident

November 9, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja

Former Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has survived a vehicle accident in Pretoria, after he rolled his bakkie several times in the wet weather on Monday afternoon.

According to a report in Beeld, Botha lost control of his Land Cruiser in the rain on the R21, close to Waterkloof High School in Pretoria on Monday.

The bakkie apparently rolled three times, but Botha was able to climb out of the vehicle, with just his left ear bleeding.

Botha says his Land Cruiser was badly damaged in the accident. He is quoted as saying, “It’s written off. It’s a miracle. I just climbed out. It’s a blessing from above that I made it.”

Botha added he was thankful he was wearing his seatbelt and urged all motorists to wear seatbelts at all times.

The 43-year-old played 85 Tests for the Boks, and won the World Cup in 2007, and also made 100 appearances for the Bulls in Super Rugby.

He also turned out for Toulon in France, who he represented on 73 occasions.

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