IFP MOURNS THE PASSING OF BLACK BUSINESS PIONEER, NTATE RICHARD MAPONYA

 

Sibusiso Phakathi
IFP Gauteng Province Publicity Secretary

 

It is with great grief and shock that the IFP notes the sad news that the grandfather of black business in South Africa, Dr. Richard Maponya has passed on after a short illness.

The IFP we would like to thank the late business leader for the role he played in the development of black business during the dark days of apartheid.

We further express our sincerest condolences to his family, dear friends and the business community not forgetting our President Emeritus, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, MP who had a very close relationship with Dr. Maponya and had worked closely with him during the apartheid era.

There are no words to express the pain that has been caused by this great loss. However, we can all draw some comfort in knowing that ntate Maponya was a great man and he will be solely missed. We pray that his soul rest in perfect peace and salute him for his infectious character, meticulousness and wisdom.

Contact:
Sibusiso Phakathi
IFP Gauteng Province Publicity Secretary
079 883 0100