Although the police have not revealed the name of the dead woman, The Herald reported that it is Theresa de Villiers, the wife of the former Bok coach.
Police have opened an inquest after Theresa’s body was found in the pool in the suburb of Fairview.
“It is alleged that at approximately 12pm, the body of a 62-year-old woman was found in the swimming pool at a house in Redbud Street in Fairview,” said police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg.
Van Rensburg said Theresa was visiting family in Gqeberha.
“She was found in the pool by a family member,” said Van Rensburg.
No foul play is suspected, she added.
Peter and Theresa live in Paarl and were reportedly visiting family in Gqeberha.
Van Rensburg said the circumstances surrounding the drowning are being investigated.