Through the offices of the Eastern Province Rugby Union, ANC MP, Cedrik Frolick and EPRU Chairman, Cheeky Watson released this comment on the allegations and “slander” by ex-Springbok Coach, Peter De Villiers, in his recently released book, Politically Incorrect:
“The local media has printed excerpts from the book ghost-written on behalf of Peter de Villiers in which we are attributed a role in a supposed conspiracy against him, relating to his sexual “exploits” as captured on camera.
“These allegations are made on the basis of what he was purportedly told by an individual who is no longer available to confirm or deny these contentions and are not surprisingly unsupported by any solid or corroboratory evidence. If it is true that this theory was in fact promoted to him, it is repeated uncritically and without regard to the motives of the promoter.
“In the event, the allegations regarding us are not only devoid of truth but are highly defamatory. Our rights to pursue the appropriate legal action against de Villiers and his publishers are reserved.
“It is unfortunate indeed that de Villiers has seen fit to stoop to the mechanism of concocting this scurrilous and untrue little tale in order to engender cheap publicity for what at first blush appears to be a turgid and self-serving hack job designed to exploit what little interest may remain in him amongst the public in South Africa.”