Riyaz Patel

Tributes continue to pour in for veteran South African journalists David Kekana and Ben Said who passed a day of each other.

SABC sportscaster Kekana was reportedly battling diabetes and passed away in hospital Sunday.

Said drowned while holidaying with his family in Mozambique Monday.

The chairperson of Parliament’s committee on Sport, Beauty Dlulane, said, The committee is shocked by the passing of this loved South African, whose incisive analysis will be unmatched for a long time. David belongs to all South Africans. He was passionate and always smiling.”

Said’s employer, eNCA, said their director of news drowned Monday at a beach in Mozambique where he was holidaying with his wife and two daughters.

Said had just recently returned to South Africa after working at television channel – TRT in Turkey.

Their deaths comes as South Africa mourned the deaths of accomplished businesswoman Thandi Ndlovu and Bosasa boss Gavin Watson, both of whom died in car accidents.


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