A well known and loved school Principal died protecting his learners.
Sampie Marais (59) the school Principal at Höerskool Daniel Pienaar in Uitenhage was attending a school cricket tournament when two learners informed him that two suspects robbed them of their cellphones.
Sampie jumped into his Land Rover and gave chase, less than a kilometer away Sampie got out of his vehicle and collapsed.
Paramedics tried everything but unfortunately Sampie was declared dead at the scene.
Sampie died from a heart attack.