Man believed to be Springbok rugby player arrested at OR Tambo

It’s understood police handcuffed the suspect for malicious damage to property on his arrival from a trip in Dubai on Sunday morning.

Springbok supporters outside Nelson Mandela Square on 1 November 2019. Picture: Demi Buzo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A 31-year-old man believed to be a Springbok rugby player has been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport.

It’s understood police handcuffed the suspect for malicious damage to property on his arrival from a trip in Dubai on Sunday morning.

The police's Athlenda Mathe said he was escorted off the plane by law enforcement officials.