Prominent businessmen Dr Richard Maponya has died at the age of 99.
In a statement, his family confirmed that he died in the early hours of this Monday morning after suffering a short illness.
Family spokesperson Mandla Sibeko says Dr Maponya was an active 99-year-old who didn’t stop working in his various businesses.
“The family is quite saddened as he was an active 99-year-old. He got up every day and worked closely with the family. The family were with him when he passed on in the early hours of [Monday],” says Sibeko.
The family has requested some privacy during this time.