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By Aug 11, Hundreds of people said farewell on Friday to Afrikaans raconteur and entertainer Tolla van der Merwe who died in a car accident this week.
Van der Merwe and Estelle Viljoen, wife of television producer Ollie Viljoen, died in the collision with a truck in thick fog near Belfast on Monday. People from all over South Africa converged on Clanwilliam to say Bles bridges accident to Tertius Willem Jacobus van der Merwe, 56, the man who turned storytelling into an art.
The Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk was too small for the congregation of loyal fans and friends who came to pay their last respects and shed tears for their hero. The brilliant raconteur and comedian was the Cederberg town's favourite son and it seemed as if the entire population turned up for the funeral. Van der Merwe's wife Marietta, wearing a brown suit and matching boots, remained composed and sombre throughout the service and the moving graveside ceremony. His son, Wicus Van der Merwe, said simply: "Thanks for the memories.
We will never forget you," and burst into Bles bridges accident.
When I met him many years ago, I knew he was a wonderful person. He paid my neighbour's water bill of R and he bought a doll for my daughter because she wanted it and I couldn't afford it. I remember the doll was R38, and my daughter still has it. At the church, his friend and fellow performer, Andries Krogman, said: "Tolla saw the humour in everything - but he really cared about his friends and his family.
Bles bridges accident, traffic officers, residents, and even members of the bowling club in their white uniforms lined the streets of Clanwilliam as the hearse and about Bles bridges accident drove to the Augsburg cemetery. Van der Merwe's death dealt another blow to the Afrikaans entertainment industry which, in the past year, has lost singer Bles Bridges who died in a car accident, Ge Korsten who committed suicide, and Worsie Visser who was killed in a light aircraft crash.
News South Africa. By Nazma Dreyer Hundreds of people said farewell on Friday to Afrikaans raconteur and entertainer Tolla van der Merwe who died in a car accident this week. Fellow storyteller Koos Meyer and Viljoen were seriously injured. Children in school uniforms and parents in their Sunday best attended the service. Stories about his generosity, and the joy he brought to people's lives, abounded.Bles bridges accident
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