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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.

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.

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