The Helen Suzman Foundation sends its condolences to Vernie Petersen's Family

It is with great regret that we have heard of the death of Vernie Petersen, Director General of the Department of Sport and Recreation.

He was previously a National Commissioner of Correctional Services. In his dealings with the broad community and his engagement with NGO’s, Vernie was a model of courtesy, helpfulness and dedication. He epitomised what is best about our public service. His death is a great loss to the broader community. We wish to express our condolences to his family, his colleagues and his staff.

27 February 2011