Our condolences

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 30 Oct 2008 at 10:10
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It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely passing of rugby writer Chris Hewitt.

Hewitt was a young man who, having been through the mill to an extent, had decided to rather concentrate on learning to fly, with the intention of becoming a commercial pilot. Hewitt and his instructor both lost their lives when their light aircraft crashed near Krugersdorp last night.

This is the second tragedy to affect the community of SA rugby media in under a month. Well-respected Afrikaans TV commentator Chris Moller tragically passed away three weeks ago in a motor accident. Moller was on his way back from Durban after the Currie Cup semi-final between the Sharks and the Lions.

Sharksworld would like to extend our sincerest regrets and condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of both men.


  • Young man indeed. Sad stuff…
    RIP to old man Moller as well.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.10.08 10:15:03 by just blackshark Reply
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  • He really had it bad these last few months and then this.
    Condolences to his family.

    Missed the story on Moller, eish ,tragic.
    RIP old guy.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.10.08 10:18:08 by PJLD Reply
  • Wishing the family strenght throught this difficult times..

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.10.08 10:21:39 by Ice Sharkadelic Babe Reply
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  • Rip.

    Condolences to both the Hewitt and the family of the pilot instructor.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.10.08 10:47:19 by Sauce Reply
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  • So sad for all concerned.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.10.08 10:49:30 by Me2 Reply

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  • Rest in peace Chris.

    Nice of you to write a piece with some emotion as opposed to the clinical statement on Keo.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.10.08 10:52:36 by billy Reply

  • @billy (Comment 6) : we try to do the right thing here, billy.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.10.08 10:54:39 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 7) : and for that im grateful and try and show such by visiting as often as possible.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.10.08 14:08:11 by billy Reply

  • @billy (Comment 8) : and we love you for it 🙂

    Your turn

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.10.08 14:21:10 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 9) : and i feel loved for it.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.10.08 14:32:37 by billy Reply

  • @billy (Comment 10) : hmmm – we gonna start swapping naked picture via email anytime soon? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.10.08 14:40:29 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 11) : whats your address? 😳 My wife screens my mails after the whole midget “thing”

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.10.08 14:42:41 by billy Reply

  • @billy (Comment 12) :


  • Comment 13, posted at 30.10.08 15:23:05 by Ice Sharkadelic Babe Reply
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  • @billy (Comment 12) : ah yes… there was a lot of that going around in ’07 🙂

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.10.08 15:27:18 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • RIP.

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.10.08 15:41:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Jeez…that is shocking news!

    What’s with all these light plane crashes lately. Their was one in Joeys when I was over, where 4 Deloittes staff were killed!

    RIP both guys!

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.10.08 22:02:27 by Villie Reply
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