Obituary, Sport

Obituary: former Springbok Solly Tyibilika shot dead in bar aged 32

Solly Tyibilika, a former South African rugby player, has been shot dead in a bar. The circumstances of the shooting, which occurred on the outskirts of Cape Town, are not yet clear. He was 32.

Solly Tyibilika made his international debut for the Springboks against Scotland in 2004. He played a further seven tests before the end of 2006, at which point his international career came to an end.

Prior to playing for his country, Solly Tyibilika had begun his professional career with Griquas in 2001 before moving to Johannesburg’s Lions. In 2008 he moved to Border in his native Eastern Cape, but by 2011 he was playing club rugby for Cape Town’s Hamiltons team.


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I am a second year architecture student studying in Berlin. I am originally from Beijing, China, where many of my family still reside, apart from my father, step-mother and step-sister, who reside in Cologne in Germany.


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