Motaung formed Kaizer Chiefs in 1970 and the club has grown to be one of the most loved, supported and successful sides in Southern Africa.
When Chiefs celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, EFF leader Julius Malema called for Motaung to be honoured with an honorary doctorate.
The political party lauded UCT for honouring Motaun and Malema was present at the ceremony in Cape Town.
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