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South Africans sympathise with former Springbok Breyton Paulse after his mother’s tragic death

Former Springbok players Breyton Paulse (left), Brian Habana (rigyh) and Zelda la Grange (centre)

File - Former Springbok players Breyton Paulse (left), Brian Habana (right) and Zelda la Grange (centre). On Monday it was confirmed that both Paulse’s mother and aunt drowned in Hermanus on Sunday. Picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Jul 4, 2022

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Centurion - The tributes have poured in for former Springbok Breyton Paulse after his mother and aunt drowned in Hermanus on Sunday.

Two people, appearing to be lifeless, were seen floating in the water near the Old Harbour in Hermanus when emergency services were notified.

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Paulse’s mother Setta Visagie, and aunt Marie Gelant were later confirmed to be the deceased.

Paulse told Netwerk24: “It is very sad. Pray for me and my family.”

As the news broke on Monday, twitter users sent their condolences to the Paulse family.

Author Gasant Abarder was first among those who made a heartfelt tribute.

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Chippa United coach Gavin Hunt also sent prayers.

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Former Proteas cricketer Ashwell Prince was also clearly shattered by the news.

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Meanwhile, Bantu Holomisa said: “My condolences to you Breyton and your family,friends, fellow golfers and rugby fraternity . Toks [Van der Linde] just informed me this morning. May their souls rest in peace.”

Twitter user Keith of Joburg said the people of SA would keep Paulse in their thoughts.

Others paid tribute to Paulse with religious messages.

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