Liberty Life founder Donald Gordon has died


File: Liberty's founder Donald Gordon has died.

JOHANNESBURG - Liberty Life founder, Sir Donald Gordon, has died aged 89. 

Gordon has been ill for some time.

The Jewish Board of Deputies expressed its sadness at his passing, praising him for his phenomenal achievements in the business and philanthropic fields. 

"As a business leader who founded the global insurance giant Liberty International, he was far-sighted, bold and innovative; as a philanthropist, his unstintingly generosity led to the establishment of a range of outstanding institutions and foundations that have benefited countless people and numerous worthy causes the world over."