Bulls give Bees the boot

2011-10-06 09:35

The Blue Bulls have given prop Bees Roux the boot.

A disciplinary hearing found that he had trained with the Pumas rugby team without permission from the Blue Bulls during his culpable homicide trial for killing a metro police officer.

He was discharged with immediate effect, Beeld reported.

“The employee [Roux] put his own interests ahead of the employer’s [Blue Bulls] interests,” said David Short, chairperson of the disciplinary hearing.

Roux had testified at the hearing that he was under the impression he had permission to train with the Pumas.

Beeld said the Blue Bulls had not brought a charge against Roux in connection with him killing Tshwane Metro Police officer Johannes Mogale last August.

Roux was convicted of culpable homicide last month.

According to a plea bargain with the State, he received a five-year suspended sentence and had to pay Mogale’s family R750 000.

Shortly after his conviction, his agent, James Adams, told Rapport newspaper that Roux was asking “every player, friend and family member” to contribute money.

The newspaper said he did not have the cash to make the payment.

Adams said Roux’s legal costs were around R300 000 and that his girlfriend had taken out a second bond on her house.

At the time of his bail application, Roux said that the Bulls paid him R800 000 per year.

He signed a two-year contract with the Bulls at the end of the 2009 season and the contract was up for renewal at the end of October.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.