SA business icon Richard Maponya (99) dies

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SOUTH African businessman Richard Maponya has died at the age of 99.

The father of black business died on Monday morning following a short sickness.

In 2007 the father of black business opened the Maponya Mall in Soweto, which was the biggest shopping centre at the heart of Soweto.

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Maponya Mall holds more than 200 stores and a cinema complex.

He reportedly acquired the land where the mall is situated in 1979, at first as a 100-year lease.

Richard Maponya was born in Thlabine, near Lenyenye west of Tzaneen.

-Dailysun


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