The local community mourns the loss of Botha Rossouw, a celebrated Springbok and revered figure in the world of rugby. Rossouw's legacy in the sport was a testament to his remarkable talent and dedication.
A Rising Star in his Youth
"Botha was an incredibly versatile and outstanding sportsman, who shone not only in rugby, but also in track and field athletics during his younger years," shared Mark Alexander, SA Rugby Boss. Highlighting the depth of Rossouw’s rugby achievements, Alexander continued, “His prowess on the rugby field was evident when he was selected for the Springbok tour squad as a student in Potchefstroom. Notably, he played alongside several individuals who later clinched the Rugby World Cup in 1995."
Service to the Community and Granton House
Beyond his accomplishments on the rugby field, Mr. Rossouw also served the local community as a housemaster in Granton House and dedicated his skills as an assistant head coach to the Potchefstroom High School for Boys First Rugby side in 1994.
Condolences to the Rossouw Family
Tragically, Botha's life was cut short, leaving a void in the hearts of many. "Botha passed away too soon, and our thoughts and condolences are with his daughter Rochelle, as well as other family members and friends during this challenging period,” Alexander added.
The community echoes these sentiments, extending thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved Botha Rossouw. His legacy, both on and off the field, will forever be remembered by those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with this extraordinary individual.