Dr Player was KZN’s own iconic enviro warrior

Ann Mc Donnell, MPL

DA KZN Spokesperson on Conservation

It is with extreme sadness that the DA in KwaZulu-Natal notes the passing of Dr Ian Player. 

We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

What a privilege to have shared a Province with this iconic environmental warrior.

It is thanks to Dr Player’s vision that we are able to enjoy wilderness areas including the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi reserve today, with this and other parks a part of the legacy of this great man.

I am reminded of his last function – handing over the baton of Rhino protection to the youth of the world – timely indeed.

RIP Dr Player.