Community mourns loss of hero

2016-10-25 06:00
 Photo: supplied Community hero Andre du Preez died on 27 September.

Photo: supplied Community hero Andre du Preez died on 27 September.

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MOURNERS lined the streets of the Upper Highway area to bid farewell to father, friend and community hero, André du Preez, who died on 27 September.

Du Preez had been fighting illness or some time, a fight he took on with determination, optimism and concern for those around him.

A devoted husband, father and son, Du Preez was proud of his family values and sense of community, traits he infused into his business practice, and he was a beloved captain to Secure Link’s team.

Despite the sadness and loss the team knows his wishes are for them to carry on doing what they do best - fighting crime.

Secure Link members and SA Community Crime Watch founder Steven King said that Du Preez’s death has left a void in the hearts of many and he will be sorely missed.

“Du Preez was a friend to many and we will do everything in our power to make sure his legacy of fighting crime and keeping our community safe lives on,” said King.

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