Former South Africa internationals Naka Drotske and Os du Randt were targeted during a robbery attack on Thursday.
Drotske along with du Randt were at the house of Drotske’s brother in Kameeldrift when they were invaded by five armed robbers.
Drotske was shot three times in arm and chest when he was trying to protect his family and News24 had earlier reported that the 47-year-old had lost almost a third of his blood.
Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster confirmed that Drotske's condition has become stable.
“I had a chat with Os this morning,” said Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster, speaking to South African website Sport24.
“He is okay. He said it was like a war zone with shots going off everywhere. He said it was chaos.
“We're just totally shocked and we hope that Naka will recover and that Os is okay.
”They are friends and legends of the region.”
Drotske, who has played 26 Tests for South Africa was also part of their World Cup triumph in 1995 and coached Cheetahs between 2007 and 2015.
Our thoughts are with former #Springboks Naka Drotske and Os du Randt and their families, who were the victims of a robbery near Pretoria last night. Naka was shot and is currently in critical condition in hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/NkszdiqV0a— South African Rugby (@Springboks) 30 November 2018