Forder: Sports personality dies in head-on collision

2012-03-06 00:00

WELL-KNOWN Pietermaritzburg sports personality, George Forder (50) died in a car accident early Saturday morning.

Forder was a familiar face at the start of the AmaShovaShova, at the end of the Dusi, as a writer, an adventurist, a teacher and the events co-ordinator of Mudman and BunduBash.

He was travelling with his wife, Penny on the N3 after the Mooi River toll plaza, en route to the Transdrak mountain biking event in Harrismith, when the couple collided head on with a car from the oncoming traffic lane that had lost control at about 4:30 am.

George was a father of two and his death, Penny said, “has left a huge hole in our lives”.

Lisa de Speville, a friend from Adventure Racing, described him as crazy, colourful man who would give anything a try. Many of his friends left their condolences on the Adventure Racing website.

“I knew George pretty well,” said Dave Macleod. “He was a very positive, bubbly and energetic man that rubbed off on everyone that he met.”

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