25 February 2010

Steve de Gruchy's body found

Steve de Gruchy's body has been found, three days after he went missing on Sunday. Mercury:
The body of Professor Steve de Gruchy, head of the school of religion and theology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Pietermaritzburg campus, was found in the Mooi River by police divers and dogs on Wednesday.

Inspector Jack Haskins, of the K9 search and rescue team, said the body had been found about 700m downstream from where De Gruchy, 48, was last seen.
I did not know him well, having only met him occasionally at academic conferences and the like, but his contribution to the Christian struggle against apartheid, and his documentation of it, is well known.

He was the author of several books, including:

The Church Struggle in South Africa: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Church Struggle in South Africa: 25th Anniversary Edition

Several other bloggers have written about him too:

Vyechnaya pamyat! May his memory be eternal!


Jane said...

Thanks for linking to what I wrote. I have now also posted something written by Tinyiko Maluleke about Steve which you can read here:
May God comfort all those who mourn.

bigbluemeanie said...

I was sad to hear of Steve's death. We were contemporaries at the University of Cape Town and I was acquainted with him then.

I feel his loss because I believe that he still had much to give.


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