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Aphiwe Dyantyi Exclusive Part 1: 'I didn’t see or speak to anyone for 2 months'

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Aphiwe Dyantyi (Getty)
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Springbok winger Aphiwe Dyantyi has opened up publicly for the first time in a year about the toll the positive dope test had on his physical and mental being.

Dyantyi, who is still awaiting his South African Institute of Drug-free Sport (Saids) independent doping tribunal hearing, spoke candidly and exclusively to Sport24 about the anxiety that he developed soon after the storm hit, on the eve of the 2019 Springbok World Cup squad announcement.

The 25-year-old was stunned into a two-month period of silence, where he lived like a recluse, refusing to speak to anyone or see anyone. S1 category steroidal substances metandienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033 were the banned substances found in his 2 July 2019 test that came back positive.

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