Peter Matlare, Absa banking group’s deputy CEO and head of its Africa regional operations, died of Covid-19 complications on Sunday, making him the highest-profile business leader to succumb to the disease.

The Matlare family confirmed his death on Sunday night, saying in a statement: "Peter was a consummate professional, who made an immense contribution to business in SA and across the African continent. He was passionate about transforming businesses, and believed deeply in the potential of Africa...

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