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THE COMMUNITY of Mariannhill mission outside Pinetown, is saddened at the death of Brother Cas, one of its great sons.
He will be buried today at the Mariannhill cemetery after a requiem mass at the St Joseph Cathedral from 10am.
Though Mariannhill will be the nucleus of mourning the sadness over Brother Cas' death will reverberate throughout the country.
Such was his influence in spending most of all his adult life shaping the lives of many youngsters who passed through St Francis College.
Fondly know as Worsie - which he pretended not to know as his nickname - he cajoled, caned, shouted and advised people who today are captains of industry in their chosen fields.
A man from Meadowlands in Soweto, he spoke isiZulu with the most peculiar accent even after working in KwaZulu-Natal for a lifetime.
It was one of the endearing features of the man.
He kept up contact with many of his former charges, who were only too happy to introduce their families to the man who guided them through the trickiest stages of their lives - the teenage years.
A visit to Bro Cas without an obligatory bottle of "something" was viewed by him as an affront.
As more and more of his former students made it in life, so he acquired tastes not in keeping with his modest lifestyle.
Suddenly he frowned on being offered Bells or J&B but smiled widely at a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black or Glenfiddich.
But make no mistakes. In as much as he liked the good things in life, he was no prisoner to them.