CEO of WPCA Prof. Andre Odendaal, a long time colleague of Prof. Gerwel at UWC added "We feel a profound sense of shock and loss at Jake's passing. He was an exemplary cricket leader during the 2003 Cricket World Cup and always a comforting presence here at Newlands during the time of his old friend Percy Sonn. To me personally, he was a mentor in the deepest sense of the word. One cannot even start listing his achievements. He was a special, balanced human being who made a huge contribution to education, the literature and language he loved, the struggle and his country."
WPCA would like to extend their deepest condolences to the Gerwel fa