Fire victim: Shirley Gault dies of injuries

2009-12-08 00:00

LOCAL urban environmentalist and regular Witness correspondent Shirley Gault (69) has died.

Gault was injured in an accidental fire at her home in the city several weeks ago. She was being treated for burns at Northdale Hospital when she died unexpectedly on Sunday.

Hilary Cattell, Gault’s cousin who lives in the Cape, said she was “highly intelligent” and well-read. She studied social science at the then University of Natal and worked in England for several years before returning to the city. She had lived in her home in the CBD for about 20 years.

The wide subject matter co­vered by Gault’s letters to the paper reflected her varied inte­rests. These included the environment, religion, human rights, politics, education, animal rights and mental health.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalised. — WR.

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