South Africa

Shock as young Leopard drowns

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:51
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Reportedly caught in a rip tide
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SARU was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of Leopards Under-19 player, Kwena Moremi, in a swimming accident in East London on Friday.

The loosehead prop was with his team-mates undertaking a “flush-out” session in the sea following the Leopards’ 19-16 win over Border. Moremi and others were reportedly caught in a rip tide in which he was drowned. He was 18.

“What words can adequately describe a tragedy such as this?” said SARU president Oregan Hoskins.

“One can only feel deeply for his family, friends and his team-mates at the Leopards for this awful loss of a young life so full of promise. This is a shocking tragedy.”

Moremi was born in Kempton Park and attended the Rhodesfield High School from where he played Under-16 Grant Khomo Week rugby in two successive seasons. He matriculated from Louis Botha THS and represented Free State at the 2011  Craven Week before joining the Leopards.

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