Businessman and pioneer of black economic empowerment (BEE), Don Mkhwanazi, died over the weekend.
Tributes have poured in since the news broke. He has been lauded for his role in advocating black economic empowerment, particularly in transforming South Africa's economy. He died at the age of 63.
702's John Robbie spoke to former Black Management Forum (BMF) President, Bonang Mohale, regarding Mkhwanazi's role in shaping the country's economic transformation.
Listen to the interview below:
All of us are absolutely gutted and devastated. It was unexpected, he was only 63-years-old, he was not sick.— Bonang Mohale, former BMF president
We will remember him for his role as the one who brought the issue of black economic empowerment into the national debate.— Bonang Mohale, former BMF president
People like Don had already internalised in them the fact that we are going to play an important role when we became free. They started asking the ANC what they were doing to train black managers.— Bonang Mohale, former BMF president