Hotel tycoon Sol Kerzner 'gravely ill'

Hotel mogul Sol Kerzner at the University of Johannesburg on March 25 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Hotel mogul Sol Kerzner at the University of Johannesburg on March 25 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Hotel magnate Sol Kerzner is still alive but “gravely ill”.

Several social media platforms claimed that Kerzner — founder and chair of Kerzner International Holdings Ltd and Sun International — had died on Saturday.

However a spokesperson for Kerzner, Ian Douglas, told SowetanLIVE's sister publication TimesLIVE from London that despite his severe ill-health, Kerzner “is still alive”.

“He is very ill, but it's not true that he has died.”

It is understood that Kerzner has been battling a terminal illness.

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