- South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe is celebrating his 59th birthday
- The businessman has received tons of birthday wishes on social media from fans and followers
- Mamelodi Sundowns wished their President a happy birthday quite early in the day and others have followed suit
Patrice Motsepe is celebrating his 59th birthday today, 28 January. South Africans have taken to social media to wish the billionaire well on his milestone birthday. Mamelodi Sundowns wished their president a happy birthday early this morning.
Motsepe is the founder and chairman of African Rainbow Minerals. He is also brother-in-law to both South African politician Jeff Radebe and President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Well wishes have been pouring in for Motsepe on Twitter as SAns and others across the continent share heartfelt messages in celebration.
A report by Forbes states that Motsepe was the first black African on the Forbes list after reaching billionaire status in 2008. Read some of the sweet messages left for Motsepe on Twitter below:
"Happy birthday Dr Patrice Motsepe enjoy your day, l know don't have time to relax as you are still working hard to lobby support to take the hot seat at CAF to fix their mess, DR enjoy though, Yello l Remain."
"Happy Birthday Mr Chairman, President of the people, Son of the Soul, Dr Patrice Motsepe."
"Wishing our president Patrice Motsepe a happy birthday today and many great things to come to a wonderful person. We are blessed to have an intelligent president at Sundowns."
"Happy birthday President of the Yellow Nation, Dr. Patrice Motsepe."
"Happy birthday to the president Dr Patrice Motsepe... Stay safe and keep growing young... Kabu yellow..."
"Happy birthday Dr. Patrice Motsepe and wishing you more years of a healthy life and success. May your wish to lead CAF be granted."
Briefly.co.za recently reported on Motsepe after he was cleared to run for CAF presidency. The Mamelodi Sundowns club owner was nominated by SAFA for the position after it became open last year.
Not too long thereafter, FIFA had suspended Motsepe's candidacy after reportedly needing to do further integrity checks for Motsepe before he could be added to the list of viable candidates.
FIFA has since sent a confirmation email to Motsepe revealing that he has been deemed an eligible candidate for the CAF presidency also adding that he also qualifies for the FIFA Vice-Presidency.
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