Last year Alan Ferguson and I went to Pretoria and presented Sarel de Bruin with the South African honorary membership plaque. Today I received the sad news that he passed away this morning.
Sarel was one of the founders of Powerlifting in South Africa back in the early 70’s. He was the President of South African Powerlifting for many years deeply respected and regarded as the father of Powerlifting in this country. On behalf of the IPF executive committee I forward our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the South African Powerlifting Federation.
He will be sadly missed. God bless him. R.I.P