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Absa deputy CEO Peter Matlare succumbs to COVID-19

Eyewitness News understands that he passed away earlier on Sunday due to COVID-19 complications.

Peter Matlare. Picture: @Absa/Twitter.

Peter Matlare. Picture: @Absa/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – Absa deputy CEO Peter Matlare has died at the age of 61

Eyewitness News understands that he passed away earlier on Sunday due to COVID-19 complications.

The business fraternity is mourning following the death of Matlare.

He began his corporate career with the Urban Foundation and Citi Bank before gaining more experience abroad.

During his career, Matlare held various executive roles at a number of top South Africa businesses.

He was CEO at Tiger Brands and the SABC and an executive director at Vodacom.

Matlare also served as Primedia CEO.

Tributes have started pouring in for the 61-year-old.

On Twitter, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela described news of his passing as shocking and sad.

Others have remembered him for his strong and professional work ethic.

Shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of Peter Matlare. #Covid19 has robbed us of another professional in his prime. Heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues. May his soul #RIP #RIPPeterMatlare pic.twitter.com/POW7JRIKPr

Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) March 7, 2021

Shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of Peter Matlare. Heartfelt condolences to family

Rest In Peace Sir pic.twitter.com/T2OwomVDIG

NombusoMchunu (@NombusoSMchunu) March 7, 2021

Sudden by the passing of Peter Matlare, such amazing humble human being not so long ago he introduced me to his wife and 2 daughters. One of the best black CEOs SA has ever had. May his soul Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/coFXYS6AAw

INGA GUBEKA (@ingagubeka) March 7, 2021

Sad to hear of the death of Peter Matlare. He was the deputy CEO at ABSA. Peter was also a former CEO of Tiger Brands, the SABC and of Primedia Broadcasting. He died of Covid related complications. pic.twitter.com/6Bmu3l0tYI

Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 7, 2021

Sadly one of the most sought after brains in the country Peter Matlare has passed. He was the former CEO of the SABC and was revered for leaving the public broadcaster in a better financial state #sabcnews

Ntebo Mokobo (@MokoboNtebo) March 7, 2021

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