Johannesburg, Friday 13 December 2013 – Today South Africa puts to rest one of our national heroes and champions, Jacob Matlala affectingly known as ‘Baby Jake’ who passed away on Saturday morning following complications related to pneumonia at the age of 51.
Speaking from Houghton Johannesburg, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “Baby Jake was a national treasure, and not just for his indomitable spirit. It was his big heart that made South Africans proud of him the most which he demonstrated through his charity works.”
“Baby Jake has played his part for our country. We are grateful for his efforts to profile South Africa and we will miss him but we will always cherish his work and his contribution to the South African brand,” concluded Mr Matola.
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