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Oudtshoorn Municipality Looses Second Official to Covid19

Oudtshoorn, 14 September 2020 – The Oudtshoorn Municipality mourns the loss a law enforcement official, Donovan le Roux (47) who passed away on Saturday, 12 September 2020, due to COVID19 related sickness.

Le Roux, who joined the Municipality in February 2013, is the second official in the Oudtshoorn Municipality who succumbed to COVID19 related illness. He passed away at the George Provincial Hospital.

Mr. Patrick Jordaan, the Chief of Traffic Services and Law Enforcement says le Roux was admitted at the George Provincial Hospital on 25 August 2020, after complaining about not feeling well.

Jordaan described the passing on of le Roux as devastating. “His death is a huge loss for the Municipality and the law enforcement.

“We lost a reliable, honest person with great character who always did his job diligently. His colleagues admired him for his modesty and introverted personality.” Jordaan added.

The Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Councillor Chris Macpherson sends his sincere condolences to le Roux’s wife, Nicolene and children. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of such a great colleague and we pray that the family, friends and colleagues may be comforted during this difficult time.”

To commemorate le Roux, the law enforcement and colleagues in the Municipality will lead a drive through on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 passing his home at 1356 Eland Road, Bridgton at 12:00.

Le Roux will be laid to rest on Saturday, 19 September 2020 at his home at 11:00. He survived by his wife, two children and one grandchild.