A former Bok Naka Drotske has been shot, his condition is said to be critical having lost a considerable amount of blood.

The sportman was allegedly visiting family on a smallholding outside Pretoria on Thursday night when four armed men attacked them.

According to details from Netcare Montana Hospital , Drotské has been admitted there. He is being treated in the intensive care unit.

However, Captain Kay Makhubele said a family had been sitting in their house around 22:00 on Thursday when they were attacked by three unknown men who pointed firearms at them.

“There was a struggle whereby one of the men was shot at,” he said.

Drotske and his business partner Os du Randt had been having a braai at his brother’s smallholding in Kameeldrift when armed men stormed in, said the friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Shots were apparently also fired at Du Randt but he is believed to have escaped injury.

The friend said he had heard that in the rush to get to hospital, the men were apparently also involved in an accident.