'Richard Maponya was an amazing visionary'

Condolences continue to pour in for prominent South African businessman Richard Maponya who passed away on Monday morning.

The 99-year-old business icon passed away after a short illness.

Former Business Leadership South Africa CEO Bonang Mohale says Maponya worked hand-in-hand with other business people in the area.

RELATED: Business icon Richard Maponya passes away

He stayed on the parcel of land (Maponya Mall) for 20 years looking for money until he got help and then he built the biggest retail space in Soweto.

Bonang Mohale, Former CEO - Business Leadership South Africa

This is the guy who came up with the phrase 'riding the tiger of apartheid'. He came up with the ideological foundations of what today we call the broad-based black economic empowerment.

Bonang Mohale, Former CEO - Business Leadership South Africa

He was an amazing visionary.

Bonang Mohale, Former CEO - Business Leadership South Africa

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