Longtime Lusaka businessman, Ibrahim Sildky Yusuf, who died in Johannesburg South Africa yesterday, was immediately put to rest in accordance with Islamic rites.

Gathering of family members and friends started from Fordsburg, Johannesburg and the “Janazah Salah”, the Islamic funeral ritual, was performed at CIT Fordsburg Muslim Youth Organization (CIT- FMYO).

The remains of Mr. Yusuf were later interred at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg.

Last week, Mr. Yusuf was admitted to hospital reportedly battling Covid-19.

He died on Monday evening.

Popularly known as Iboo, Yusuf was a prominent businessman in the 1980s and 1980s and ran businesses in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

In 1996 Yusuf was part of a consortium called Intertrek formed to buy out Zamcargo, a logistics company that had been part of the state- owned Zambian Consolidated Copper Mines.

He also had business interests which he ran with his son,Tariq in commodities, finance and restaurants.

He was married to Yvonne Jedbourg Yusuf.