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.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.
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.
He was the author of several books, including:
Several other bloggers have written about him too:
- Living In Grace: Rest in Peace Steve
- Wessel's place: Steve de Gruchy
- a piece of my mind....: they never die
- Carpenter's Shoes: Steve de Gruchy
- Of life, laughter and liturgy . . .: In memory of Steve de Gruchy
- Dion Forster - An uncommon path - BLOG - Please pray for Prof Steve de Gruchy and his family
Vyechnaya pamyat! May his memory be eternal!