Missionaries heartbroken after son dies

2012-10-03 10:03
Renier le Roux (Beeld)

Renier le Roux (Beeld)

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Pretoria - The missionary parents of a little boy who were holding out hope for a miracle after he was seriously injured in a bakkie accident were left heartbroken on Wednesday when he died.

Doctors put Renier le Roux, 3, on life support machines, reported Beeld.

The boy’s parents, Jaco and Inge le Roux, were doing missionary work in Mozambique when Renier fell from a bakkie and hit his head.

They rushed the little boy to South Africa and he spent the week in high care at the Garden City hospital in Johannesburg.

“Jaco said they were not going to switch off the machines, they are still hoping for a miracle,” said aunt Lonice Wessels.

But on Wednesday morning, a message was posted on a Facebook page stating that Le Roux was now "with the Lord Jesus Christ".

The toddler had minimal brain activity and apparently still had too much pressure on the brain despite two operations.

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