South African Veteran journalist dies from complications of COVID-19

Karima Brown, the Veteran South African journalist has died from coronavirus complications on Thursday.

She has already been laid to rest at a private burial ceremony in Cape Town in accordance with Islamic rites, PANA reports.

The journalist was a political editor at Business Day, group executive editor at Independent Media, and hosted her own TV talk show.

The National Press Club honoured Brown as a fearless and committed journalist who stood up against corruption.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) condoled with sent her loved ones. The ruling party said her death was a huge loss to the media world.

“As the ANC, we will remember her for her selfless commitment to the liberation of the people of South Africa,” a statement read.

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The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) said Brown would be remembered for her fearlessness, adding that she was no stranger to controversy.

In a letter to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, SANEF requested journalists be included in the priority list of essential workers for the COVID-19 vaccines.

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