Dead brothers to be buried together

2012-10-09 10:07

Cape Town - Two brothers who died in a car accident over the weekend were each other’s best friend and would be buried together.

Their father, Frits Meintjies snr, spoke about the accident that claimed the lives of Frits jnr, 23, and Berno, 20, reported Die Burger.

“My sons were each other’s best friends. They did everything together. Fished together, hunted, did gymkhana and played rugby,” he said. Both were members of the Western Province gymkhana team.

The boys had been travelling back to Bloemfontein, where both were studying, after a holiday at home in Malmesbury.

Their Golf GTI was involved in a head-on collision with a Mercedes-Benz, the driver of which was also killed in the collision.

The brothers’ bull terriers that were in the car with them also died in the accident.

Chris Fourie, principal of the Hoër Landbouskool Boland in Paarl, where both had matriculated, said the brothers were friendly and caring boys.

“They were popular among friends and teachers and took part in several activities.”

  • sizah.damon - 2012-10-09 10:59

    certain race on news24 were saying all nasty things when we learned of Mr Sisulu passing last week a family lost a father & a husband it was so hurtful to read such hatred from people who didnt even know him personally, & now these two young lives perish in an instant was gona say people die in car crashes all the time & why is this story making news, but no my heart & concience wont allow me i dont even know them either but i do feel the pain their family is going though right now its so sad when young lives gone too soon, RIP boys

      moriri.mosweu - 2012-10-09 11:11

      You will be a fool to be influenced by news24 demons, do not feel guilty to feel for someone no matter how you know them. Trust me, it is therapeutic to be kind and harbour no grudges.

  • andtowns - 2012-10-09 11:10

    ermm News 24. That is NOT a Golf GTI, judging by the mags, rear bumper and lettering on the boot. So, fast cards is not the issue here @semonatenate

      gerald.umraw - 2012-10-09 11:26

      its not a GTi, its more like a TDi. Condolences to the family of the deceased.

  • daniel.v.wyk - 2012-10-09 11:31

    Walking, driving, crawling, flying! Doesn't matter, peoples lives were lost! RIP! Hope all the families find closure and peace!

  • kafilengule - 2012-10-09 11:38


  • allen.bullard.9 - 2012-10-09 11:56

    This is a terrible tragedy, young lives snuffed out in an instant. Blame or circumstance in not the issue here, but all heartfelt condolences to all the families involved.

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-10-09 12:32

    Very sad indeed. May the Lord be with them ,their family and friends at such a very sad time.

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-09 13:06

    Sad, sad, sad......RIP

  • gaeleen - 2012-10-09 13:31

    that is a loss no one can comprehend

  • carol.jooste.1 - 2012-10-09 14:08

    Condolences to the family may the Lord be with you in this sad time...RIP.

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-10-09 16:42

    Does it really matter what they were driving? It could happen to anybody!! And if you didn't know what had happened in my accident you might've also thought it was due to speeding but it wasn't. Pedestrians are another BIG problem on highways. People fall asleep, have heart attacks, fits etc whilst driving so lets not make assumptions. It was an accident and these things happen. I'm sure nobody did it on purpose - craziest & most screwed up way to tempt fate if you ask me. You don't always see these things coming, believe me I KNOW! I hope they did not suffer and it was instant. If you haven't been there you will never understand and if you are going to be racist and don't have anything nice to say then just be quiet..

  • thembi.mokoena3 - 2012-10-09 18:07

    Eish I can't imagine losing two children @ the same time. This is so sad, my condolences to the family!

  • patrick.makgeledise - 2012-10-09 20:52

    RIP boys, May you sleep in the arms of Jesus Christ peacefully and condolences to the family. May God give you the strongest hand and be with u through this terrible ordeal.

  • Chino Darling - 2012-10-16 14:34

    This is such a sad story.Two sons in a go.Eeeeehhh!!! This is the time when one needs to just believe, God is in control and He knows what's up...just for sanity. :(

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