Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz is the mother of Charlize Theron, an African-American actress. No much information has been revealed about her on social media. She is famous due to her daughter and for shooting her husband to dead. She lives with her daughter, Theron who is also a dancer.
Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz married Charles Jacobus Theron. There is no valid information about their marriage date. The couple has only one child, Charlize Theron; born on born 7 August 1975. Her husband, Charles, was a drunkard who was verbally oppressive and inconsistent at times. On 21 June 1991, Maritz shoot her husband and his brother with her handgun in order of self-defense. Her husband died leaving his brother wounded.
In spite of the fact that her own dad was killed, Charlize doesn't reprimand her mom for her actions that night. She clarified, "I know what happened and I know that if my daughter was in the same situation, I would do the same thing."
Charlize and Gerda remain unimaginably close and Theron credits her mom with having the bravery, which later motivated her to seek after a career in Hollywood.