Motion on SA Boxing Legend Gerrie Coetzee

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

  1. notes that a film on South African boxing legend Gerrie Coetzee's achievements will be titled Gerrie, The tale of Africa's first world heavyweight boxing champion;
  2. understands that the executive producer of the movie, Kenddrie Utuk of American film company Fontabila Productions, is currently in Cape Town to finalise logistics and secure venues for the production which will begin in Cape Town later this year;
  3. acknowledges that Gerrie, nicknamed "The Boksburg Bomber" competed from 1974 to 1986, and in 1993 and 1997 and was the first boxer from the African continent to fight and win a world heavyweight championship, having held the WBA title in 1983;
  4. further acknowledges that he was honoured at the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards in Los Angeles in November 2017; and
  5. appreciates the recognition of Gerrie's outstanding professional accomplishments;