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It was a sombre day for many business people. Hundreds of entrepreneurs, politicians, family and business tycoons came to Rosebank Union Church in Johannesburg to pay tribute to one of the biggest names in Southern Africa who inspired many to follow his brave charge into business. Richard Maponya made a name for himself in business against the odds in apartheid days and mentored a legion of people to carry his empowerment torch into the future. Many paid tribute to a life dedicated not only to business, but to helping others.
A memorial service is set for tomorrow morning to commemorate the remarkable life of businessman Richard Maponya. The father of black business in South Africa died in the early hours of Monday morning, aged 99. The memorial service will be held at 10 AM at Rosebank Union Church in Johannesburg. CNBC Africa takes a look at the life of the man.