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Former 702 Journalist Karima Brown dies from Covid-19 complications

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Popular South African Journalist Karima Brown has died following complications she got from Covid-19.

The Veteran Journalist was confirmed dead on Thursday morning by eNCA television anchor Dan Moyane Thursday morning saying that she was admitted to a hospital last month where she was receiving treatment for the deadly virus.

 

Mrs Brown was a former 702 talk show host and hosted a show on CNBC Africa

She has held several senior positions in the South African media industry, including executive editor for the Independent Group and political editor at Business Day.

She hosted a number of broadcasting shows, most recently The Fix on eNCA, which aired on Sundays.

In a statement released by the Brown family writes”

“We are enormously proud of the fierce determination she had shown, since her early years, to get involved in bringing about a more just, inclusive, and anti-racist South Africa,” the statement read.

“This determination also shaped her fearless approach to journalism. She was driven by a conviction that journalism must be in service of justice.”

I know many people have different stories of Karima Brown- but I have experienced her on a different level, seeing her fight for her producers, fight for them to get paid right. Her passing comes as a shock and I pray for her family during this time.

 

Tributes Floods For The Late TV Journalist Karima

I’m shattered to hear the news of Karima Brown’s passing. She fought hard for young talent in newsrooms. I’m one of those she gave platform to when many wouldn’t. I know she was fighting hard in hospital but ultimately the choice is never really ours.May her soul rest in peace”

 

Love her or hate her, Karima Brown was a seasoned journalist and a political analyst of note. Death not be proud. She’ll be solely missed. #RIPKarimaBrown“.

 

Still battling to wrap my mind around the news that Karima Brown is no more. This shocked me to the core. Heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues. Thank you for your fearless commitment to necessary conversations #KarimaBrown #RIPKarimaBrown

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