Zolile Tete‚ the father to Zolani and Makazole‚ sat close to his wife.
Also in attendance was Patrice Motsepe‚ Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle‚ Buffalo City mayor Alfred Mtsi‚ MEC for sport Pemmy Majodina‚ a number of promoters and former and current boxing champions.
The Motsepe Foundation has pledged millions to education as well as soccer development at junior level.
“We felt we needed to assist because we associate with his values‚” she said.
“We are very proud of Zolani as well as his siblings. We also want to thank his parents -- mother and father -- because they produced the champion.”
Promoter Ayanda Matiti donated R33 000 towards the manufacturing of Nomonde’s prosthetic leg.
Patrice then delivered the sweetest message at the gathering: “We will donate R1-million towards the development of boxing here. Former boxers and promoters must meet next week and tell us exactly how the money will be utilised.”