A minister of the Dutch Reformed Church.
- He and his siblings grew up there in humble circumstances - with their father as the dominee ministering to a coloured congregation in the church in the main street.
- As a Springbok rugby star in the late 1920s and as a Dutch Reformed dominee, he was prominent in both of Afrikanerdom's religions.
- On Monday, his son-in-law said he would be buried in the rose garden next to the former historic Dutch Reformed Mission Church in Beaufort West, where his father had been a dominee.
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