Zimbabwean mining tycoon John Bredenkamp has died. He was 79. Online reports say the wealthy tycoon passed away from kidney failure.
He was once reported to have a fortune of US$850 million from his business dealings in arms, tobacco trading and diamond mining.
Bredenkamp was also a former Sables player and captain.
“It is with a heavy and sad heart that the president of the ZRU announces the sad passing of our former Sables player and captain John Bredenkamp this morning.
“May his family and friends be comforted during this sad time. The ZRU is at a loss for words on the passing of our former skipper. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) said in a statement.
He was the founder of Casalee Group of companies, named after his two daughters Caron and Sara, and his wife Lee.
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