3 Nov 2009

Van der Westhuizen fired as a commentator

6:42 pm on 3 November 2009

The former Springbok captain Joost van der Westhuizen has been fired from his job as a television commentator after admitting he had indulged in an extra-marital sexual liaison and taking drugs.

The 38-year-old told the South African newspaper The Sunday Times that the termination of his contract with pay-television station SuperSport was part of his punishment for his mistakes.

The admission is made in Van der Westhuisen's forthcoming biography.