Family, friends and fans are gathering to pay tribute to late Joost van der Westhuizen at his memorial service in Pretoria.
Van der Westhuizen‚ the former Bulls and Springbok scrumhalf‚ died in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday following a six-year battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis‚ a form of motor neuron disease (MND). He was 45.
Organisers of the memorial‚ to be held at Van der Westhuizen’s beloved Loftus Versfeld‚ confirmed that most of the ’95 World Cup winning team will be in attendance and that several of the players would carry Joost casket after the motorcade enters the stadium.
Fans gathered for the service paid tribute to the legend:
Watch Joost’s casket being carried into the stadium: