A Madiba favourite, Baby Jake is buried

2013-12-14 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Standing just 1,48 metres tall and with especially short arms, a big problem for a boxer, Jacob Matlala rose from early hardship in Soweto to be a four-time world champion and one of South Africa’s most popular sportsmen.

Yet even in the midst of its deep mourning for Madiba, South Africa made sure to also remember “Baby Jake”.

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