Springbok rugby player, Elton Jantjies, appeared at the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly acting in an unruly manner on a flight from Turkey.
Jantjies was charged with malicious injury to property (MITP) and the Contravention of the Aviation Act.
He was arrested when the plane landed at O.R. Tambo International Airport, following complaints from the flight crew members about a passenger in the business class that was swearing at passengers and crew members.
Jantjies was also accused of breaking a television screen and bulb, when he was ordered to return to his seat after breaking a glass that cut his finger, in the business class stretching area.
The 31-year-old Springbok fly-half who was part of the 2019 World Cup-winning squad is out on R1 000 bail granted at the Kempton Park Police Station, the same day he was arrested.
The case was adjourned to 3 June 2022.
A TALE OF KNUCKLES: Earlier media reports said Jantjies punched the toilet door on the plane until his knuckles bled. The reports said an air hostess had sought refuge in the toilet to get away from Jantjies.