Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

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Post by bundes » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:38 pm

RIP Zaff.
My condolences to Gabz and the rest of his family.

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Post by Kape » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:41 pm

My condolences.

Rest in peace, Zaffer.

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Post by phlebas » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:53 pm

RIP Zaffer, I kinda liked the old git.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Post by dBrother » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:56 pm

I liked zaffer too, he was real.

Really sorry to hear this

such is life
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Post by Moethebartender » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:09 pm

My condolences to the family.
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Post by kekkles » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:11 pm

I'm having a drink in his honour.I really liked the old bugger.He was a legend.

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Post by korgy » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:20 pm

shocked to hear about this -- had no idea he was anywhere near that point. i personally found his frankness likable and always thought he got more than his fair share of abuse from others -- especially regarding his nationality. he will definitely be missed.
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Post by rider5 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:21 pm

Well, hell.

I hope he got to see his daughter before he bit the big one.

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Post by (X) » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:24 pm

He always for some unknown reasons made me think of the song vieille canaille.
Au revoir Zaffer.
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Post by Logg » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:28 pm

Chi_Rup wrote:Poor old fella. He was cantankerous on this board right up to the end which I think he would have considered a good result.

RIP.


Agreed.

The board won't be the same without him.

RIP.

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Post by muthafunky » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:35 pm

I don't think there was anyone more dedicated to this board than him. He posted all through his illness and up to a week before he died. I always enjoyed sparring with the old coot, I'll miss him. Most of all, I'll miss his pictures and generally how willing he was to share his personal life with us.

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Post by korgy » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:39 pm

muthafunky wrote:how willing he was to share his personal life with us.
so true -- very few veils.
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Post by Potpie » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:40 pm

shit. he was open with his health issues, but i wasn't expecting this. i'll miss his crabby ass.

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Post by Chihiro » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:44 pm

Am at a loss for words.

I'm sorry doesn't seem sincere enough.


May he rest in peace.
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Post by dragon » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:46 pm

gosh. i'm so sorry.
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Post by Capitolhill » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Death sucks.

I'm sorry to see this.
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Post by Wilster » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:52 pm

Very sorry to hear of Zaffer's passing. I too enjoyed his pics and video's. I knew he was sick, but didn't know it was so bad...man, I thought if anyone could pull through, it would be Zaffer; like telling death to just fuck off.

Although he hadn't brought it up in a while, I still could never figure out the nut he had out for former California Governor Gray Davis. Yes, Gray Davis! I think I asked him once, but forget the answer. Still, it was so surprising; a US State governor. *shrug*

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Post by Ryan » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:57 pm

Hopefully somebody's looking after the dogs...
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Post by Rubyrain » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:02 pm

Aww, shit - I was seriously hoping he would make a turn around for the better. May he be in paradise running with the dogs. I had so many conversations with him and will miss his presence here. All the best to you Gabz.
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Post by mad hatter » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:03 pm

Bugger, he was one of the good guys.
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Post by Scrubb » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:05 pm

Condolences to you, gabz, and the rest of his family and friends.

The board won't be the same without him.
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Post by Paddox1 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:07 pm

Oh bollocks, I'm so sorry gabz to hear that news. I enjoyed zaffer's posts, especially his photo posts. The swimming pool was just totally nuts, but very zaffer.

This place will miss him. I hope he's got fags, booze and an internet connection where he's gone.

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Post by section8 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:16 pm

He was one of a kind. RIP, Zaff.
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Post by chimes » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:18 pm

Paddox1 wrote:This place will miss him. I hope he's got fags, booze and an internet connection where he's gone.


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Post by Troll_Handle » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:20 pm

Best wishes to you and your daughter gabz.

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Post by allender » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:45 pm

Oh no so sorry.

He could be a grumpy fart but was a really nice bloke.

So sorry gabz

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Post by Undertree » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:48 pm

VinnyD, no I'm not surprised, but I am saddened. He was one of ours. He was our grumpy old uncle who loved to cause controversy and we wouldn't have changed him for the world.

Where ever he is I hope he's got a bottle and a pack and furry companion.
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Post by BulletPark » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:09 pm

Sorry to hear this. Thinking of you, Gabz.

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Post by lolasf » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:25 pm

Holy shit, this post took me by surprise, but I guess it really shouldn't have. What mutha said about him posting and being himself right to the end- I guess I thought he'd get through the health issues by sheer force of will if nothing else.

My condolences gabz, to you and the pups.
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Post by (X) » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:46 pm

Very out of place but a drink to the man is in order.
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:54 pm

I'm going to have a nip and make sure to mark the level of the bottle after.
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Post by rezuar » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:07 pm

Here´s to Zaff!
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Post by shunter » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:20 pm

Actually that's pretty poignant. I'm off the off-licence for some rum. No sheep dip in the house thank god.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:27 pm

When I go, you can head off to the Fruit and Veg stall.


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Post by Shavenhead » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:55 pm

Jesus, I can't believe this.

I'm coming back to SA in a few weeks and I was genuinely thinking of hunting him down this time and bringing him the Cucas I've long promised him. Definitely an institution on this forum.

He clearly lived life according to his own rules, but struck me as someone tough on the inside, but compassionate on the inside, and also highly intelligent - possibly flawed genius material - my take at least.

Very very sad about this. Wish I'd made an effort to meet him - a lost opportunity.

It's clear that he was ill for some time, but it's good to know he died peacefully.

RIP Zaffer.
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Post by Lincoln » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Man,i can't believe this,Zaffer was by far one of the most interesting people I met on the internet.

If I ever saw a Zaffer OP I would always open it,he was a true off- the- charts character.

When I registered on here we feuded at first and whilst i'd never say we were friends we got on ok and I respected him.

He was an open,honest guy and this is a massive loss,i will be raising many a glass in his honour this weekend.

Rest in peace Zaffer.

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Post by NorthernLight » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:37 pm

OMG. So sad.

All the rest of youse need to start taking better care of yourselves.

RIP Zaffer.

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Post by indian_fellow » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:40 pm

Rest in peace Zaffer.

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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:56 pm

Damn I'm gonna miss him. Knew him for well over 10 years, probably 15. Thanks for letting us know Gabz, and hope you're doing ok with your own health issues

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Post by RandomThoughts » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:16 pm

My deepest sympathies to you Gabz, the family and everyone who loved him. I'm just really caught off-balance with this news since I, like others, thought he was going to kick whatever was going on with him in the butt and get back to his usual antics. It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway - Zaffer was a unique and interesting voice on PS...one who never failed to entertain in his own way. Even when he was controversial, it was still "good Stew". I enjoyed the glimpses he gave of his life in Africa - a world away from every day life in mid-West America. He will be missed.

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Post by truenic » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:34 pm

Very sorry to hear this gabz. Thank you for thinking of letting us know.

My condolences.

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Post by veronica_inheels » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:46 pm

my god.... i just saw it.
that broke my heart. i cant believe it. what a huge loss to us.

my condolences to his family...
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Post by fishface » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:47 pm

Shit I'm so sorry. Mad as a meatax and a very funny bloke. I will miss his posts.

His post in which he told us his weight made me really wonder if he would recover. I'm sorry he hasnt.

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Post by auntie_social » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:57 pm

Very sorry Gabz, RIP Zaffer.
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Post by thoughtpolice » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:23 pm

so sorry for your loss gabz, Saffer/Zaffer has been an institution here and on Talk Politics for a very long time.
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Post by Higgs Bossom » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:28 pm

This is sad news. ZAffer was an original who appeared to live life on his own terms. May he RIP and condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed here.

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Post by StrangeLove » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:32 pm

I'm going to miss him in Nerdville; he was always an interesting poster.

RIP, Zaffer.
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Post by Bastet » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:38 pm

My condolences to the family and friends.

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Post by Citizen Baba » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:59 pm

He was one crazy coot. The world just lost some color.

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