Overstrand says goodbye to Executive Mayor, Alderman Rudolph Smith.
As Mayor, he was not just our First Citizen; he was our friend, our father, our brother and our son.
Alderman Smith has served the Overstrand as Councillor, Deputy Mayor and finally Executive Mayor for the last 10 years. He considered himself a dedicated “servant of the people” and devoted his life to uplifting the disadvantaged, forgotten and frail.
As a community leader, Alderman Smith was forthright, outspoken and unreservedly loyal.
He led our region with progressive charm, immense pride and an abundance of humanity.
We salute you honourable Smith and thank you for your service.