The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) hailed the late broadcaster and journalist Karima Brown as a truth seeker whose contribution to the field of journalism was remarkable.
Brown died of complications from COVID-19 on Friday morning after a long stay in a Johannesburg hospital.
In a statement released by the family, they say Brown will be laid to rest in a private burial ceremony that will take place in accordance with Islamic rites and traditions.
Mary Papaya de Sanef says: “This is absolutely devastating. Karima has a proud history of contributing to our industry and she has given so much, such a larger than life person who questioned so much, shone the light so much.
“Well researched, focused on issues with such passion and tenacity. It’s pretty sad for the industry as a whole. If you look at her courageous battle, it was a long hospital stay and I think a lot of people thought, being the fighter that she was, she would definitely make it, ”adds Papaya.
Tributes to Brown
Brown’s former and current colleagues have taken to Twitter to express their sadness.
Politicians also took the opportunity to send their sincere condolences to Brown’s family, friends and colleagues.
Former Cape Times Editor and her colleague, Ryland Fisher, says she will be missed.
“She was a wonderful journalist, a strong woman and an indispensable voice in the journalistic community. Karima was even driven by a commitment and passion for the poorest of the poor in our country and she always wanted her journalism to help uplift our people and help change our society, ”says Fisher.
In the video below, Fisher talks about Brown’s role in the media industry:
Anchored brown eNCA weekly show ‘The fix’ and was also a regular political commentator on the channel.
Here are some of the messages:
I would like to extend my condolences to Karima Brown’s family, especially her son and brother Zain. To his many friends and colleagues, the journalism fraternity, I am sorry for your loss. I wish you courage and courage in the face of this blow.
– Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) March 4, 2021
Karima Brown succumbs to COVID19. That his soul rests in peace.
– Bulelani Phillip (@BulelaniPhillip) March 4, 2021
eNCA reports that journalist and host Karima Brown has died from Covid-19. She had been hospitalized on a ventilator fighting the virus. My thoughts with his family and colleagues. May his memory be for a blessing. #KarimaBrown
– Mandy Wiener (@MandyWiener) March 4, 2021
My deepest condolences to Karima Brown’s family following the news of her passing. She was brave, daring, and incredibly fearless. That his soul rests in peace.
– Cathy Mohlahlana (@CathyMohlahlana) March 4, 2021
Ms. Karima Brown’s passing is sudden and heartbreaking. She was a brilliant journalist and now broadcaster. I offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. The South African media have lost one of their strongest voices – I will miss our strong commitments. pic.twitter.com/kYXd7Ujz22
– Minister of Transport | Mr. Fix (@MbalulaFikile) March 4, 2021
This is really sad news.
I would like to extend my condolences to Karima Brown’s family and co-workers.
May his soul rest in peace 🕯. https://t.co/SDSls4HXkn
– Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) March 4, 2021
We join the nation in mourning the passing of veteran journalist Karima Brown. His contribution to the journalistic profession and his fearlessness in carrying out his work will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to the Brown family, friends and colleagues. #RIPKarimaBrown 🕊 pic.twitter.com/j9xcs7Bxvi
– Khumbudzo Ntshavheni (@Khu_Ntshavheni) March 4, 2021
God won a fierce and powerful woman who championed accountability and hard-hitting journalism. Karima Brown was my leader when I challenged politicians on corruption and poor service delivery. We will continue to push hard, in honor of what Karima stood for. REST IN PEACE #eNCA
– Shahan Ramkissoon (@ShahanR) March 4, 2021
Sanef describes Karima Brown’s contribution to the journalism fraternity as remarkable – SABC News
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