Jan Hettema

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Jan Hettema
Jan Hettema, circa 1950s.jpg
Jan Hettema with a cycling trophy, circa 1950s
Personal information
Born(1933-10-27)27 October 1933
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died29 June 2016(2016-06-29) (aged 82)
Boschkop, Pretoria, South Africa

Jan Hettema (27 October 1933 – 29 June 2016) was a South African cyclist. He competed in three events at the 1956 Summer Olympics.[1] He was also a successful rally driver and won the South African National Rally Championship five times. He was killed during an armed robbery at his smallholding in Tweedrag near Boschkop, Pretoria on 29 June 2016.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Jan Hettema Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Former Springbok Rally Driver murdered". News24. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Jan Hettema killed in shooting at Boschkop farm". Eye Witness News. Retrieved 29 June 2016.