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Former Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder died on Sunday evening, the company said on Monday.
“Pierre died peacefully in the hospital. We offer our deepest condolences and condolences to his wife, Jane, and his children, Margot and Jordan, ”said Val Nichas, CEO of Spur Corporation.
Former Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder has died after shooting himself at the basement of his Seapoint home. But why will a successful businessman and multi millionaire kill himself? Can someone please make it make sense? 🤔
— Secretary of Black Twiitter (@Prince_SA2021) May 10, 2021
Pierre van Tonder Death Cause
Van Tonder shot himself in his Sea Point home a week ago.
He retired from the restaurant chain in December after rising through the ranks from junior restaurant manager to general manager and CEO for nearly four decades.
He ran Spur for 24 years when it expanded to 16 other countries and bought the steakhouse Hussar Grill as well as the burger chain RocoMamas and the Nikoz brands.
Nichas said, “We thank everyone for their support and extraordinary prayers for Peter over the past week. He has been a much loved friend and colleague of so many Spur employees and franchisees over the years. ”
The company asked for privacy from his family.
Spur said under Van Tonder’s leadership the group has grown from a small business with around 40 restaurants to a multi-brand group with more than 630 restaurants in 17 countries.