Well-known businessman Peter Matlare, the deputy chief executive officer of Absa, has died from Covid-19 complications.
Matlare had a storied business career, serving as the CEO of both the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Tiger Brands.
Former public Protector Thuli Madonsela was among those to pay tribute to Matlare.
Michael Markovitz, who sits on the SABC board, said Matlare was a “consummate professional”.
Really shocking, sad news to hear Peter Matlare has passed away. Amongst other big positions, he played a huge role in the broadcasting industry as #SABC CEO & Primedia Broadcasting CEO. A consummate professional, special guy. Deep condolences to his family #RIPPeterMatlare ???? https://t.co/exMSErh7Fx
— Michael Markovitz (@mmarkovitz) March 7, 2021
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