Soweto business mogul Dr. Richard Maponya has died. He was 99. Maponya passed after a short illness in the early hours of this morning. One of his most recognizable developments was the Maponya Mall. He was also one of the founding members of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nafcoc. Maponya family spokesperson Mandla Sibeko speaks to us. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - Soweto businessman and property mogul Dr Richard Maponya has died at age 99, after a short illness.
Maponya family spokesperson Mandla Sibeko said he died in the early hours of the morning.
“He leaves a legacy of black excellence, a legacy of hard work...he was the kind of man that woke up every day. He'd always said that he would work until the last days of his life,” said Sibeko.
Maponya was the founder and first president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc).