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Getting married to Susan at 17 was the best decision of my life - Bonang Mohale

17 June 2021 12:16 PM
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Jabu Mabuza
Bonang Mohale

The revered business executive says he was brought up in a township and all the houses looked the same.

Honorary professor, businessman and activist Bonang Mohale joins Clement Manyathela to share his favourite music and his fondest lifetime memories. He also shares what the purpose of the current stage of his life is.

He also paid tribute to his mentor Jabu Mabuza, who passed away yesterday.

I cry with one eye because only yesterday evening the family called me on their way to the hospital and the news broke. He p[assed at such a tender age of 63. He led the boards of no less than 15 entities.

Bonang Mohale, Business executive

I credit photography for having allowed me to pay lobola for Susan when I was 17 years old. I met this woman and she agreed to be my wife, I don't know what was on her mind. In August we would be married for 41 years. This is the best decision in my entire life.

Bonang Mohale, Business executive

I was brought up by my grandmother. I became debt-free when I turned 40. In the township, all the houses looked the same. I applied to Wits even though it was classified as a white university. I told the dean, Phillip Tobias, that I wanted to make as much money as possible within a short space of time.

Bonang Mohale, Business executive

IT is not about sharing the little money Suzan and I have made, it is about being able to present a role model. I heard Lot Ndlovu on the radio and wanted to be like him. So I decided to do a management course. It is the second-best decision I ever made, to leave medicine and become a manager

Bonang Mohale, Business executive

My grandmother used to say we have to follow the inspiration of people who have started these businesses. When one burns the midnight oil, one gains entry into the world of wisdom

Bonang Mohale, Business executive

Listen below for the full interview ...




17 June 2021 12:16 PM
Tags:
Jabu Mabuza
Bonang Mohale

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