Leading media and entertainment company MultiChoice Nigeria has announced the passing of Martin Mabutho, the company’s Chief Customer Officer.
The boisterous Mabutho died in the early hours of Tuesday, in Cape Town after a brief illness.
Confirming his death in a memo, the Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said, “Martin was not just a colleague but a very close friend and most trusted adviser. He was well loved by everyone for his energy and hard-work, his warmth, good humour and the creativity and positive attitude he always brought to the team. He will be greatly missed,”
Mabutho joined MultiChoice Botswana as a Customer Service Supervisor in 1999, and later became a Brand Manager at MNet in 2003.
He led the Marketing and Sales effort for DStv Mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa before his appointment as MultiChoice Nigeria’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing in 2013.
He was appointed Chief Customer Officer in 2018, responsible for driving the MultiChoice Nigeria customer group strategy covering customer value management, sales, marketing, customer experience and care.
Aged 47, Mabutho is survived by aged parents, his wife Thato and their four children.
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