Bakkies cleared of dangerous play charge

2011-03-23 00:00

BULLS lock Bakkies Botha was yesterday cleared on a charge of dangerous play after appearing before a Sanzar judicial hearing at Loftus Versfeld following an incident in the weekend game against the Stormers.

Botha had been charged with making a dangerous tackle on the neck or head of an opponent. Botha denied the charge.

Judicial officer Jannie Lubbe SC, after careful consideration of the video evidence, the referee’s report, the citing commissioner’s report, Botha’s testimony and submissions by Botha’s legal representative, Gerrie Swart, concluded that he was not satisfied on the balance of probability that Botha’s action breached the law.

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