Champion boxer in court

2012-06-01 12:29

Cape Town - Former world boxing champion Gerhardus "Gerrie" Coetzee appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court for allegedly running an unregistered dental business, the Cape Argus reported on Friday.

Coetzee, 57, was in the dock on Thursday for allegedly working as a dental technician in October 2010 without being registered with the SA Dental Technicians Council.

If convicted, he could be fined up to R10 000.

Coetzee won the World Boxing Association title in 1983 and had 66 wins in his career. He retired from boxing in 1993 and went into the dental business.

He recently gave that up for a handyman business.

He would return to court on July 19.

  • Loo - 2012-06-01 12:32

    Had to find an outlet for all his teeth that got knocked loose. Entrepreneurship at it's best lol.

      Mmannyo - 2012-06-01 12:57

      Heh! banna! Kutsere? ontse ale kae die man? I use to wake up in the morning to watch his fights on a black and white TV. Yes,Black and white, at least there was no colour which is stirring South Africa right now.

  • Ryan - 2012-06-01 12:35

    He mainly does extractions. No pliers needed.

  • karl.waugh.3 - 2012-06-01 12:40

    Ah! so that's what retired boxers do.

  • sbudesh1 - 2012-06-01 12:50

    He was using a punch to take out the tooth

  • Peter - 2012-06-01 12:51

    He is a really big guy with massive hands, how the hell would he get them into your mouth. Could have been worse though, he could be a proctologist.

      terry.burne - 2012-06-01 13:03

      He's in Cape Town - he treats politicians, and they all have big mouths!

      neilza - 2012-06-01 14:43

      Dental Technicians construct and repair dentures (false teeth) and other dental appliances including crowns and bridges, maxillofacial prosthetic appliances and mouthguards. Dental Technicians work in dental laboratories on their own or in small work groups. Dental Technicians work closely with Dentists and Dental Prosthetists. So no he wont be putting fingers in your mouth :-)

  • Phillip - 2012-06-01 12:52

    Think he specialized in the 'passion-gap' denture business...

  • michaeljohnmullan - 2012-06-01 12:59


  • Monster Monti - 2012-06-01 12:59

    I stopped taking my retired Boxer to the beach for walks

  • Tamaranui - 2012-06-01 13:03

    FOEI toggiessssssssssss Fall from Grace with criminal intentions........ Gerrie my Bro.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-01 13:15

      Maybe the Seniors tour has an opening......... Ag Nee......Mike Weaver is waiting for "Seer Handjies"

      Tax - 2012-06-01 14:03

      You consider not registering with a council a criminal intention in a country where the government steals millions from their stupid supporters daily? I would love to see Gerrie smack some sense into you.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-01 14:19

      Now Now..........The Bionic arm has a court date ....remember.

      Tax - 2012-06-01 14:51

      True and you still have that date with a goat tonight remember?

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-01 14:56

      hahahhaahahahaaa...........Whatever Mate.

  • nikondaniel - 2012-06-01 14:14

    Wtf? Did he knock out teeth for free?

  • andrevanvuuren - 2012-06-01 15:44

    Kagiso, it is a character flaw to play the race card at every opportunity! One white being charged with misrepresenting his qualifications does not mean that all whites are crooks just like you being in a garage does not make you a motor car. If you think there are so many unqualified whites out there to justify a government investigation, why not name them? Your post also indicates how ignorant you are as companies check qualifications and a misrepresentation is a dismissable offence. Is it that you have a chip on your shoulder because you are not only unable to obtain a job, but also uneducated?

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-01 18:08

      100% correct .......This applies to.......all South Africans. Individuals are just that , Not representative of an Entire Race, Culture or Religion.

      Honey - 2012-06-01 21:31

      Andre - you'll notice Kagiso has been removed - I will not tolerate racists like him and I think we should all put our foot down when we see this sort of thing on NEWS24 alternatively, boycott news24 for allowing his sort of crap

  • Rob - 2012-06-01 18:41

    He is used to knocking out peoples teeth - sonder a anesthetic... What is the 'handy-man' business? manufacture of dentures........? How the might have fallen....

  • John - 2012-06-02 01:27

    iám sorry to hear that i was your friend and whach your dad traiend you at the gym in bedfordwio fire department

  • zama.n.mbele - 2012-06-02 12:02

    Really now Gerrie*shocked* how stupid can one be? From a handy man to a dental techniciAn*lol* welcome to South Africa!

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