Van der Westhuizen honoured during school memorial service
Former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen's former school on Thursday hosted a memorial service in his honour.
JOHANNESBURG - Joost van der Westhuizen's former school on Thursday hosted a memorial service in his honour.
Teachers and pupils of FH Odendaal High School, where Van Der Westhuizen matriculated in 1988, paid homage to their most famous old boy on the school grounds in Pretoria.
Head Boy Lesiba Serite says it was an extremely emotional morning: “It’s not only South Africa that has lost the legendary Springbok scrumhalf but the school as well. What’s sad is that he was one of our own and we have a motto: ‘Once an Odie, always an Odie’.”
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A public memorial ceremony will take place at Loftus Versfeld at midday on Friday.
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)