The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has noted with outrage the brutal murder of a former journalist, Phangisile Mtshali.
She and her passenger were killed by unknown gunmen while driving along Albert Street, Estcourt, on the evening of 4 January 2023.
“Phangisile was previously a journalist for titles such as the Sowetan, Ilanga, The Star, and the SABC. After she left journalism, she went into public relations before venturing into the health sector,” explained SANEF.
Condemning the violent crime, SANEF has called on law enforcement agencies to work around the clock to arrest the perpetrators, who should face the full might of the law.
At the time of her death, SANEF pointed out that Phangisile worked for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation as director, focusing on the Global Cancer Disparity programme across Africa and Asia.
According to SANEF, Phangisile was described by her family as a leader and consummate professional, who was also passionate about farming, travelling, reading, and music.
She is survived by her son, Chikondi Mtshali, his wife Thandeka, and her grandson.
To those who try and hurt the voices of the nation, journalists, please understand that if you harm one, we all act as one.
We are unrelenting in our pursuits, as per our day jobs and will ensure that what you have done is not left until you are trailed and imprisoned.
Digest this warning, and to the person who harmed this outstanding journalist, know that through our endless networks and sources, we will find you and ensure justice prevails. – Newcastillian News
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