Oudtshoorn, 22 February 2017 – The Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester has learnt with shock of the passing on of one of the greatest leaders of the town, Alderman James Swigelaar. Swigelaar was a former Mayor of the greater Oudtshoorn an alderman, a long serving senior member of the Oudtshoorn Municipal Council.
His contribution to the new democratic leadership of the town will forever be remembered. He was an idealistic politician who always came prepared for tough debates in Council to advance the interests of the people of the greater Oudtshoorn.
His passing on is certainly leaving a big void in town as he was a resourceful leader, compatriot and a father. May his soul rest in peace.Last published 22 February 2017