Tears, tributes flow for education activist

FACES OF GRIEF: At the memorial service held at the Chatty Community Hall last night for education activist Andrew Sauls were, from left, his son Yardin, sister Jolene and wife Anastacia Sauls
FACES OF GRIEF: At the memorial service held at the Chatty Community Hall last night for education activist Andrew Sauls were, from left, his son Yardin, sister Jolene and wife Anastacia Sauls

There was a sea of red, yellow and green as scores of Rastafarians, along with community members, teachers, education officials and friends and family, packed the Chatty Community Hall in Nelson Mandela Bay’s northern areas last night to pay tribute to the late education activist Andrew Sauls.

Sauls, 49, died in the Provincial Hospital on Friday after a short battle with leukaemia.

In his capacity as the Greenville Primary School governing body chairman and as an education activist, Sauls had worked tirelessly to improve community safety and the lot of pupils and teachers.

His death has been widely described as a massive loss to the northern areas, which has struggled with a host of education concerns.

Among the many who attended the memorial service were his wife, Anastacia, with whom Sauls would have celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary this week, and his five children.

-Shaun Gillham 

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