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eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom dies of Covid 19 complication



Who is Lungile Tom? Cape Town-based eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom has passed away. Lungile Tom died from the pandemic Coronavirus (Covid-19). Lungile Tom who was in his early 40’s was hospitalized on Sunday after showing symptoms of the virus.

eNCA on Wenesday morning released an official about the death of their staff who worked at their company’s Cape Town office.

We are saddened by the loss of our camera operator. Lungile was tested and admitted to intensive care. Lungile’s test results confirmed that he had Covid-19, and he passed away in hospital on Wednesday morning, they said.

According to eMedia chief operating officer Antonio Lee, Lungile joined eNCA in December 2013 as an ENG camera operator. Before that, he had worked at CNBC Africa.

“Lungile was known for his larger-than-life personality and his dedication to his craft. His buoyant laughter will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his wife, Nandipha, and his children,” Lee said.

“In adherence to government regulations, we have disinfected and closed the affected floor,” Lee said, and they had instituted a tracing and tracking process.

Employees who had contact with Lungile were advised to stay at home. They would be tested and go into self-isolation.

The company was making plans to honour Lungile’s memory.

Many journalists have found themselves at the coalface of reporting on the pandemic, with the media industry designated an essential service since the start of lockdown.

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