It was the timing of Naspers’s announcement of Bob van Dijk’s departure that took most by surprise.

For years analysts and investors had criticised his skills as the key driver of an enormously wealthy tech investment company. The focus of their criticism was the widening discount between the Naspers share price and the value of the group’s investments, chiefly Tencent, and more recently the use of expensive corporate advisers to find a solution...

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