The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
South African boxer 'Baby Jake' Matlala, one of Nelson Mandela favorite sportsmen, has been laid to rest at the Rhema Bible Church.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has said that the death of Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala has signalled the end of a golden era in boxing.
Baby Jake Matlala will always be remembered for his humility, former Boxing SA chief Peter Ngatane has said at his funeral.
Sport24 readers have paid tribute to former boxing world champion Baby Jake Matlala after his passing at the age of 51.
The Gauteng sports, arts, culture and recreation department have sent its condolences to the family of Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala.
Former South African world boxing champion Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala has passed away at the age of 51.
Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala represented the best there was in boxing, Gauteng sport MEC Lebogang Maile has said at his memorial service.
The memorial service for former SA boxing legend 'Baby Jake' Matlala has started at the Nasrec Arena.
See pics of former boxing champion Baby Jake Matlala who has passed away at the age of 51.
World boxing champion Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala has died at 51. See pictures of him conducting a five-hour aerobic marathon for police officers in 2009 here.
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