The founder of the oldest funeral services company in Soweto, David Kupane, died peacefully at home in Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning. He was 83 years old.
Kupane is renowned for establishing Kupane Funerals in the early 1970s.
Bra Boikie, as he was affectionately known, was recognised by his community for the amount of charity work he did.
His son Molefi said that the family was proud of his achievements and his love for the Soweto community. He said:
“He was a self-made man who had helped his community at the earliest available opportunity throughout the decades. All we can say is, here lies a man who has done his duty on Earth.”
He is survived by his wife Sophie, his son and daughter-in-law, Molefi and Bontle, and four grandchildren.
Kupane will be buried on Saturday at Fourways Memorial Park.