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'They are not honourable people'


Peter de Villiers has slammed the Zimbabwe Rugby Union following reports that he had been fired as the national team's head coach. According to internal ZRU documents, the former Bok coach was sacked last month after failing to return to work after a holiday last year. He was placed on suspension, and after a disciplinary hearing, fired. De Villiers claims his absence was due to his daughter's battle with cancer and told TimesLIVE on Wednesday that he had been accused by the ZRU of making it up. 'When I went for the hearing I was locked out of the flat I had in Harare because they [ZRU] hadn't paid the rent. 'They are claiming I faked my child's sickness, so those are the kind of people I'm dealing with. 'How the hell can they say that? They are not honourable people.' De Villiers said his problems began when the ZRU deputy president starting selecting teams. 'It got to the point that I would arrive at the airport to go away for a game and the players were the ones he picked.' Full story