Henri du Plessis


Award-winning Cape Town actor, playwright, poet and community worker Peter Alan Krummeck died on Saturday at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer.

Krummeck, known especially for his one-man play Bonhoeffer, was a ground-breaking grassroots community activist who, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu as patron, founded the African Community Theatre Service.

Reverend Robert Steiner, minister of the Rondebosch United Church where Krummeck was an active member, said

“(His death) is a huge loss to our community. His creative contributions of drama an poetry will be greatly missed.”

Krummeck is survived by his sister Judith, sister Anne, niece Yvette and nephew Neville.

A memorial service will be held at the United Church at 3pm on Thursday.