Karima Brown succumbs to Covid-19: Family releases statement
South Africa’s media landscape has been shaken by reports that veteran journalist Karima Brown has passed away.
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Details around Brown’s passing continue to trickle in. The news was broken by SABC News‘ televised morning programme.
In a statement, the reporter’s family confirmed that Brown had been admitted to hospital two weeks ago, after contracting the virus.
“We are massively grateful for and humbled by the countless messages of support, and prayers, during Karima’s recent hospitalisation. These comfort us as a familyduring this profoundly painful experience of loss,” the statement read.
SA media mourns veteran journalist
The news of Brown’s death quickly spread across social media, shocking many who have rubbed shoulders with the former eNCA investigative journalist.
Here are some ot those reactions.
You ran your race, you held the mighty and the powerful to account. You took no prisoners. With you it was always no holds barred. Our democracy is ever so much richer because you lived. Rest in power Karima Brown; and condolences to the Brown family and friends. #KarimaBrown pic.twitter.com/pXjH53I7mv— Onkgopotse Tiro🍿 (@TiroMokoditoa) March 4, 2021
This is sad news indeed.— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) March 4, 2021
I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Karima Brown and to her work colleagues.
May her soul Rest In Peace 🕯. https://t.co/SDSls4HXkn
My sincerest condolences go out to the family of Karima Brown. Such terrible news of her passing of Covid. May she rest in peace. 🕊— Ulrich Janse van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) March 4, 2021
eNCA is reporting that journalist and broadcaster Karima Brown has died from Covid-19. She had been in hospital on a ventilator fighting the virus. My thoughts with her family and her colleagues. May her 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 courageous, bold and incredibly fearless. May her soul rest in peace.— Cathy Mohlahlana (@CathyMohlahlana) March 4, 2021
The Brown family has confirmed that the seasoned journalist will be laid to rest “in a burial ceremony which will be held in accordance with Islamic rites and traditions.”
“In due course, an announcement will be made about a more public memorial service in honour of Karima’s life,” the family statement concluded.