The passing of esteemed businessman Ntate Richard Maponya at age 99 has hit the people of Mzansi hard. Politicians, celebrities, friends, family and masses of the general public have been expressing their sincere condolences.
It was reported that Maponya died after a short battle with illness, according to a spokesperson who issued a brief statement.
Briefly.co.za reported that the business icon had recently celebrated his 99th birthday, during which President Cyril Ramaphosa called on citizens to aspire towards his greatness. A true inspiration has been lost.
Since Maponya’s passing early this morning, social media, headlines, radio stations and TV have been flooded with messages of condolences and honour.
Here are some of the South African celebs and politicians who have come forward to pay their respects:
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