This is a tragic story.....
The Commercial Farmers Union expresses its most sincere condolences to the van Blerk family on the tragic death of SP, husband of Gill and father of Simon and Mark.
After having his father, his one year old daughter and his first wife Gerda, (pregnant with their second child) blown up in a landmine during the bush war, SP remained committed to farming in Zimbabwe. SP married Gill years later, and they were blessed with the birth of two sons, Simon and Mark.
A successful tobacco farmer in the Rusape district, they were violently evicted off their farm a few years ago, and were forced to leave with what they could fit into two vehicles. Having been robbed of their entire life achievements and never been compensated a single cent, they struggled valiantly to rebuild their lives in Harare from scratch.
When SP fell to his death at the age of 54 on Saturday evening, he died as one of the many heroic commercial farmers from Zimbabwe.
President, Council and Staff of CFU.
A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
FOR THE LIFE OF SP VAN BLERK
will be held at
HIGHLANDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
at 10am on FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2009
TEA, SNACKS AFTERWARDS AT
6 RIDGELEE WAY
Please dress casual, and please bring a plate of snacks to help cater for numbers.
LEE 011 212 112
SOLLY 011 600 818
DEON 0912 246 233