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PICS: Politicians, business people and celebrities attend Maponya funeral


President Cyril Ramaphosa and first lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe joined hundreds of mourners gathered at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus on Tuesday morning for the funeral of iconic businessman Dr Richard Maponya.

The president will deliver the eulogy for the pioneering businessman who has been hailed as a modern-day Midas. Maponya passed away on Monday, January 06, just days after celebrating his 99th birthday.

President Ramaphosa has honoured Maponya with a Special Official Funeral Category 2. The National Flag has been flown at half-mast from last Friday and will remain until the evening of the burial at West Park Cemetery.