Samrem founder’s death creates a vacuum

2016-06-08 06:00

IT was with the saddest of regrets to learn of the death of Soobramoney Narrine - more popularly known as “Robbie”, on Saturday 21 May.

The elderly and well respected Robbie, and the late Mr. H. Singh, was one of the founding members of the SA Minority Rights Equality Movement (Samrem) an NPO which challenges arms of administration, be it national, provincial or local, when aspects of the Constitution are sabotaged or circumvented to suit party political ends.

Credit must be given for Robbie’s principled stances against minorities and the under-privileged whenever injustices were perpetrated by those in power. His invaluable and reasoned contributions at meetings revealed a lot about the nature of the person he was, and his deep concern for the less fortunate, or those unable to articulate their abhorrence towards unjust, unfair, or discriminatory legislation.

His insight into matters affecting minorities could not easily be challenged. Samrem members will agree that a lot was learnt from his wisdom and foresight into matters that drive the organisation

Uncle Robbie will most certainly be missed by all who knew him. We of Samrem pray that the legacy set in motion will gain momentum until the ideal of a just society is reached.

Uncle Robbie’s demise has created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill, but Samrem members have vowed to continue the legacy.

May the most compassionate cosmic Lord bless his soul.

DALEEP SAN Pietermaritzburg

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