Donovan le Roux to be remembered through a drive through memorial service tomorrow

Oudtshoorn, 15 September 2020 – The Oudtshoorn Municipality hold a memorial service on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 in honour and commemoration of the late law enforcement officer, Donovan le Roux through a drive through motorcade.

Le Roux (47) passed away on Saturday, 12 September 2020 due to a COVI19 related illness. “To abide by and observe the COVID19 regulations, a motorcade drive through passed the home of le Roux would be a fitting memorial service,” said the acting municipal manager, Gerald de Jager.

The Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Councillor Chris Macpherson and the acting municipal manager, Mr. Gerald de Jager will be among the mourners that will pay their respects to the late le Roux during the drive through memorial service.

The mourners will gather at the Traffic Department at 11:00, where the late le Roux worked. The Chief of Traffic, Mr. Pat Jordaan will lead the procession of the motorcade drive through at 11:30, followed by the following officials and departments:

  • Traffic Department and Law Enforcement
  • Animal Pound
  • Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management
  • Executive Mayor and Municipal Manager
  • Community Services Directorate
  • All other Municipal departments that will be in attendance

The procession will depart from the Traffic Department through Voortrekker Road, turn into Springbok Road, then left in Eland Road to le Roux’s home.

“Only one person per vehicle will be allowed to go out of the vehicle to hand over a wrath or flower to the family when the motorcade arrives a le Roux’s residence.” Jordaan explained.

A broadcast of the memorial service will stream live on the Municipal Facebook page www.facebook.com/Oudtmun or search the facebook page named, “Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality”.

The Traffic Department will temporarily close between 11:00 and 12:30, due to the memorial services. Services at the Traffic Department will resume at 12:30 until 14:30, as normal.

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