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Gidani Boss Bongani Khumalo Passes Away

Article by: Natalie Müller

Gidani former boss, Bongani Khumalo has been announced dead this afternoon, following Covid-19 related complications.

Mr. Bongani Augustine Khumalo was Born on August 26, 1952 and passed away in December 2020 at the age of 68.

Chairman and Chief Executive of Gidani (Pty) Ltd

Bongani Khumalo was the Chairman and Chief Executive of Gidani (Pty) Ltd. Khumalo is founding President of the South African Men’s Forum. He also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director for Anglo American Platinum amongst many other roles.

The Gidani consortium was the operator of the South African National Lottery, the most popular form of gambling in South Africa by transaction volume and value.

Gidani was selected to take over operation of the lottery after the seven-year contract of Uthingo, the first operator, expired on 31 March 2007.

However, following legal challenges about the award of the licence the lottery was suspended until October 2007.

Heartfelt condolences to stalwart businessman and entrepreneur, Bongani Khumalo poured in from former colleaguesin various industries, friends and family.

The National Lotteries Commission Commisioner, Mrs. Thabang Charlotte Mampane was amongst many who sent out their heartfelt condolences and words of encouragement to the Khumalo family dying their time of mourning; in a statement released on the NLC website and social media pages.

Amongst statements from corporate colleagues and clients, social media messages are a-flock, as many express their feelings of shock and sadness by the news of Mr Bongani Khumalo’s passing.

These were accompanied by messages of praise and thanks from those whose lives he impacted positively and provided a meaningful contribution to.

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