South African businessman Dr Richard Maponya passed away on Monday morning following a short illness.
The prominent businessman was 99 years old.
The entrepreneur and property developer is best known for his over R400 million Maponya Mall in Soweto.
[BREAKING] #RichardMaponya South African business man Richard Maponya has died at the age of 99. TK— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) January 6, 2020
Deeply saddened by the passing away of a Champion South African #RichardMaponya . Ntate Maponya has been a pioneer, a boundary breaker , an icon and an inspiration to us all #RIPNtateMaponya #RIPRichardMaponya @ChampionSAfrica pic.twitter.com/s6BrQiyQVr— Ashraf Garda (@AshrafGarda) January 6, 2020
NEWS: Dr. Richard Maponya has passed away after a short illness. He was 99 years old. pic.twitter.com/PySncNB9aQ— Arabile Gumede (@ArabileG) January 6, 2020