He was the white politician of my righteous teenage years. He was my hero when he left parliament to form IDASA. I think I was in love with him as he was then, tall, piecing-eyed, fit. He laughed a lot.
His brain was too good for politics.
daar gaan 'n man verby
en dis verlaas.
Daar's nog maar één soos hy;
Bekyk hom goed.
Excerpt from Gen. de Wet, Jan FE Celliers
He was a great South African.
We need more.