Citizen Reporter
1 minute read
7 Mar 2021
6:57 pm

ABSA deputy CEO Peter Matlare dies from Covid-19

Citizen Reporter

The former SABC and Tiger Brands CEO's death came a shock on Sunday, with several friends and former colleagues paying tribute to him on social media

Peter Matlare has passed away, after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Picture: Gallo Images / Business Day / Martin Rhodes

Businessman and deputy CEO of Absa Peter Matlare became the latest high-profile victim of Covid-19 on Sunday.

eNCA reported that Matlare’s family had confirmed his death, saying that he had been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Meanwhile several friends and colleagues took to social media to express their shock and pay tribute to Matlare.

Matlare was appointed as CEO of Absa’s regional operations in August 2016, after previously serving as CEO of the SABC, Chief Strategy Officer of Vodacom SA, and CEO of Tiger Brands. He also served as an executive director of the Absa board.

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