Loved Ones Gather At Farrarmere
Loved Ones Gather At Farrarmere: About 50 people arrived at the Bayley Street supermarket at around 7pm, and lit candles and prayed for the businessman. Ernest’s body was found in Mpumalanga on the 23rd of June. “He was reported missing by his wife on Tuesday night (June 21),” said Benoni Police Station spokesperson, Const Zunickha Essakjee. On Tuesday morning, Sardinha dropped his five-year-old son at school and did not return to his home in Bedfordview. “We received a call from the workers at the lodge who found his body,” said Benoni Police Station spokesperson, Capt Nomsa Sekele. Others brought flowers which they placed outside the shop.
“We were friends since I was 14 years old,” said Nicola Morgan-Evens. Veronica Dyson, who is a ward councillor in Brakpan, did her shopping at Sardinha’s store for 15 years.“It did not matter who walked into the store, they were greeted with a smile,” she said. Sardinha was even remembered by his neighbours who he grew up with in Kemston Avenue.“We knew him for 30-odd years, he was a friendly man,” Maria Marques said.