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Africa Development Bank DG Dies After Collapsing in Office



Dr Tonia Kandiero, African Development Bank (AfDB) Director-General for Southern Africa, has died after collapsing in her office in Pretoria, South Africa.

Kandiero had worked for SA Treasury, first as director of trade and macroeconomic policy, and later as director for global development policy and international economics, before joining the bank and taking up the post in 2016  and tasked with development and business delivery in the region.

Arrangements are currently being made to repatriate the body of the lady who studied at Morehead State University and Howard University in the US, with a PhD in economics, back to her country, Malawi for burial.

Confirming the incident, AfDB Malawi’s Benson Nkhoma, disclosed that AfDB was still investigating the cause of death, but she had “complained of health issues” prior to her collapse on Wednesday night, June 28.