By Ron Jackson
One of South Africa’s most respected boxing writers Junior Motsei died on Tuesday after an alleged hit-and-run accident near his home in Pimville, Soweto on Sunday. He worked as a sportswriter for the Sowetan for many years and recently was freelancing for the City Press. A former boxer, Junior, was well known for his rapturous laughter and sense of humour. He was also an ordained preacher and had a great command of the English language, surprising people with the choice of words that he used in his speech and articles.
I have known Junior for many years and remember the time when I asked him to be a presenter at one of the annual King Korn/Boxing World ceremonies.
Well little did I realise that we were in for a sermon on boxing. However, when he did the presentation the next year I told him no sermon, and he complied.
I will miss our chats on the phone when he always respectfully addressed me as Mr. Jackson when enquiring about some or other fact on boxing.
Rest in peace my friend.