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Northam Chairman, Vodacom Director David Brown Has Died

  • David Brown was CFO, CEO of Impala from 1999 until 2012
  • Brown quit as CEO of Zimbabwe’s Kuvimba Mining last year
David Brown
David BrownSource: Vodacom
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David Brown, the chairman of Northam Platinum Holdings Ltd. and lead independent director of Vodacom Group Ltd., has died. He was 59.

“It is with great sadness that Vodacom advises shareholders of the untimely passing of David Brown,” the telecommunications company said in a statement on Monday. Brown died from a heart attack, said three people familiar with the situation, asking not to be identified as the details aren’t public.