Sunday , October 17 2021

An Irish charity who died in a high security CBD complex



John Curran Photo: Facebook

Cape Town – The Irish charity, John Curran, was murdered two weeks ago in Cape Town. He will sign an agreement with Irland-based African development charity Mellon Educate and return to Ireland.

60, who was a charity worker in Cape Town since October 2016, died in a CBD apartment on Wednesday.

Police have confirmed that they are investigating possible clues after the murder in a high – security residential complex.

"Many volunteers and supporters will be very sad to hear this tragic news," he said. John was loved by all the people he met, especially with the thousands of children who were with Melon Education. .

"We are helping his family in every way we can, and we sincerely appreciate your warm sympathy."

The charity said Curran died of robbery.

The Irish Times said that Curran's death is the second tragedy that has spurred families in recent years. In July 2010, Curran's 30-year-old son, Eoin, drowned in New York during a yachting lesson at Long Island Sound when he was hit by a sudden storm.

Curran founded the Principal of Good Shepherd National School in Churchtown, Dublin and served 16 years before his early retirement in June 2005.

He was a founding member of the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) and worked on the executive committee from 2000 to 2007 and was PRO from 2005 to 2009.

David Ruddy, president of IPPN, said he knew about Curran for about 20 years.

"We are paralyzed and very difficult to process information, and our minds go to a very wide circle of his family, friends, colleagues and all who know him.

"We will lose his sense of humor, infectious laughter, his ability to lighten the most serious subject, we owe him for all his work for many years, and all were utterly voluntary."

When I visited Curran in South Africa last year, Ruddy said that his Irish teachers had "a surprising thing to do in the village" with "a suitcase that lacked books and materials at home," and Ruddy said.

It was part of the Teachers Blitz project in 2017 and 2018 to build infrastructure for schools and schools.


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