Drotske was in a critical condition when he was admitted to the hospital, the South African rugby union said, but was stabilised in the intensive care unit. Makhubele said Drotske was the only person hurt.
"They targeted Os first with the pepper spray...." The 47-year-old Drotske then charged at them to push them out and was shot in a struggle on the veranda outside, he said. He lost an very bad lot of blood.
Drotske is reportedly set to undergo an emergency operation. "It's a miracle that it missed all the vital organs".
This morning we got together as Cheetahs family and we had the team together and said that we were thinking about Naka and Os and their families. "He is OK", Verster told News24. He is okay. He said it was like a war zone with shots going off everywhere ... he said it was chaos.
Drotske, who coached the Cheetahs between 2007 and 2015 after having spent most of his playing career in Bloemfontein, was shot three times, including once in the chest.
Former hooker Drotske was an unused substitute in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final won by hosts South Africa against greatest rivals New Zealand in Johannesburg.
South African World Cup victor Naka Drotske has been shot in at a suspected house robbery.
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