Tributes poured in for veteran journalist Karima Brown on Thursday morning…
According to eNCA, Brown succumbed to Covid-19. She was a household name in the media industry and she will always be remembered as one of the best.
Brown anchored eNCA’s ‘The Fix’ which is a weekly show, she was also a regular political analyst on the channel.
— eNCA (@eNCA) March 4, 2021
eNCA released the following statement:
Brown has been a regular face and contributor on eNCA for nearly five years, having been the host of ‘The Fix’ since May 2018 and a political commentator on the channel, since 2017.
eNCA MD Norman Munzhelele expressed his condolences to her family during this difficult time.
“For a long time, Karima has been a robust voice in South Africa’s media landscape. Her years of activism preceded this. She had a big personality and didn’t shy away from voicing her opinions. Karima believed in hope. She was also a loving mother, a loyal friend and a committed colleague. Her death leaves a massive void for many”.
Our thoughts are with her son, family and friends at this sad time.
Tributes have been flooding in on Twitter since the news broke.
Sad news indeed. Condolences to family and friends. RIP Karima Brown https://t.co/AoUAGupAUP
— Gareth Cliff (@GarethCliff) 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
We mourn the untimely passing of veteran political commentator Karima Brown, May her soul transition gently into the eternal.
We are Africans! sinoBuntu! pic.twitter.com/DOM3XDnUeg
— Lukhanyo Vangqa (@LukhanyoV) March 4, 2021
— Emma Sadleir (@EmmaSadleir) 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
The family released a statement since her passing and are moved by the love and support being received.
“We are massively grateful for and humbled by countless messages of support and prayers during Karima’s recent hospitalization. These comfort us as a family during this profoundly painful experience of loss.”
Brown’s close friend and media personality, Eusebius McKaiser, posted the statement on Twitter.
My dear friend Karima Brown passed away this morning from covid-19. I am devastated. Broken.
Below is the official statement on behalf of her family. pic.twitter.com/RPMbPO2UAM
— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) March 4, 2021
As per Islamic culture of burying within 24 hours of passing, her funeral will be held on Thursday 4 March and she will be buried at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg.
Only immediate family will be permitted to attend due to Covid-19 restrictions.
READ MORE in Latest News: