Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has extend his deepest condolences to the family of prominent Durban businessman and founder of the Black Management Forum, Don Mkhwanazi, who died of a heart attack on Friday.
“Our cause of radical economic transformation has lost one of its major champions. I wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family,” said President Zuma.
Mkhwanazi, an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader, played a critical role in the pursuit of black economic empowerment and the struggle for the deracialisation of the ownership and control of the South African economy.
He was a pioneer of black economic empowerment and a role model for many young black entrepreneurs. He served in various capacities advancing economic empowerment.
Mkhwanazi also served as a member of the inaugural including Presidential Black Economic Empowerment Council from 2009 and also served in the Boards of various companies as a director, advancing good corporate governance.