Department of Community Safety mourns loss of Malvern De Bruyn | Western Cape Government


Department of Community Safety mourns loss of Malvern De Bruyn

1 October 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety

It is with great sadness that the Department of Community Safety and the Western Cape Government mourns the loss of Malvern De Bruyn.

I wish to extend my condolences to the family of Mr De Bruyn, his colleagues at the Department as well as those he worked with in the various roles and communities he represented the Department of Community Safety since 2003. We all share in the loss of a great man and my thoughts and prayers are with all who knew him in this time.

Mr De Bruyn’s presence will be deeply missed and the impact he has had in our communities is a legacy he will always be remembered by.

Malvern De Bruyn (58) served the people of the Western Cape as an Administrations Officer responsible for Community Safety Neighbourhood Watch Training. He had tremendous influence on community policing development and the broader strengthening of social cohesion in communities throughout the Western Cape, particularly in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and in the Greater Blue Downs.

He was a major part of the initial building of Community Police Forums and the establishment of neighbourhood watches across the Province. Our colleague lost his life through a tragic car accident while on his way from a SAPS Youth Summit planning meeting in Worcester to Wolwekloof.

May we live Malvern’s compassion, kindness, dedication and willingness every day, in his honour.

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