Tributes have been pouring in all over social media for Moegamat Cassiem, better known as “Boeta Cassiem”, the famous ice cream salesman who has been selling ice cream for the past 55 years at the iconic Newlands cricket grounds.
As the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) reports, Cassiem sadly passed away on Thursday, September 16. He was honoured by the WPCA in May after he stopped selling ice-cream due to his recent health conditions.
It is with great sadness to report the news that the one and only legend Boeta Cassiem has sadly passed away this morning. Our sincere condolences to his amazing family. WPCA will be issuing a full tribute to Mr Cassiem in due course. #RIPBoetaCassiem #NewlandsLegend pic.twitter.com/4CFnP0I0th
— WPCA (@wp_cricket) September 16, 2021
Here are tributes that’s been pouring in since:
R.I.P to the voice of my live cricket viewing youth! Boeta Cassiem was an absolute character! I remember being about 8 years old and laughing at “lolly to make you jolly” then still laughing at 30 yrs old at “a wafer to make your boyfriend stuifer”
Rest well, legend pic.twitter.com/29KoOVL9LB
— The LeftBacks (@LeftBacks) September 16, 2021
Sad to hear about the passing of Moegamat ‘Boeta’ Cassiem the legendary ice cream seller of Newlands Cricket grounds for 55 years. I understand he always brought smiles & joy to all who knew him. Condolences to the family, may Allah grant him the highest stages of Jannah, Ameen. pic.twitter.com/S5j2VjZMHS
— 🚀 𝔽𝕒𝕚𝕫𝕖𝕝 ℙ𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕝 (@FaizelPatel143) September 16, 2021
RIP this legend Boeta Cassiem.
“Keep the change young man” pic.twitter.com/VItPqGDNHI
— Lester Kiewit (@lesterkk) September 16, 2021
Boeta Cassiem was a good man. He was an important part of the live cricket experience when I was young child.
Rest in piece, legend. Thank you for all the laughs and smiles ♥️
— Will (@Will_Moultrie) September 16, 2021
“A sucker to make you wakker. A lolly to make you jolly. A wafer to make your boyfriend styfer.”
Thank you for the memories.
RIP Boeta Cassiem pic.twitter.com/GdwzSPP4fl
— Carryn-Ann Nel (@carrynann) September 16, 2021
Meanwhile, the WPCA has installed a plaque by the Oaks grass embankment to commemorate Cassiem for generations to come.