The Western Province Cricket Union has paid tribute to Moegamat Cassiem who had been selling ice cream for the past 55 years. Better know as “Boeta”, Cassiem is always found at the cricket grounds selling his delicious ice treats, however, due to his recent health conditions, the union decided to honour him by allowing him to walk on the grounds for the last time on Wednesday, May 19.
Today we will be hosting a legend of not only Six Gun Grill Newlands, but of Cape Town sport, Boeta Cassiem, as we pay tribute to a man who has put smiles on people’s faces for over 55 years. pic.twitter.com/Vrt9kDrBht
— WPCA (@wp_cricket) May 19, 2021
As reported by IOL, WP Cricket Association Brand and sponsorship manager David Brooke, indicated Cassiem’s family got in touch with them regarding his health. In 2020, Cassiem also struggled to see, as his one eye was semi-blind. According to Brooke, they decided to do something more fitting for him by inviting his family as well as some of the former players, including the likes of Eric Simons, JP Duminy and Ashwell Prince.
The famous ice cream salesman was also presented with a plaque from Western Province Cricket, which is going to go up on the Oaks grass embankment to commemorate him for generations to come.
A humbling experience to be able to honour Boeta Cassiem today, this man is something special. We can never thank you enough, you have been the best brand ambassador we have and will ever have at Six Gun Grill Newlands. https://t.co/1jJYtxnpPS
— David Brooke (@BrookeBack13) May 19, 2021
A picture of the plaque which we will be placing at the Oaks Grass Embankment at Six Gun Grill @NewlandsCricket to commemorate Boeta Cassiem for generations to come @wp_cricket #Legend pic.twitter.com/fl8xvfPagS
— David Brooke (@BrookeBack13) May 20, 2021
Cassiem will definitely be remembered and missed at Newlands, as he was often the highlight for many children who spent their day at the famous cricket ground.