eNCA's director of news drowns while on holiday in Mozambique
One of SA's top television journalists has drowned while on holiday with his family in Mozambique.
Ben Said, eNCA director of news, died on Monday, the channel announced on Tuesday.
Said had recently returned to SA from TRT World in Turkey and rejoined the senior management team at eNCA at he beginning of the month.
"Ben was one of the country's best television journalists and his loss to the station is immense," eNCA said. "Having just rejoined the station he was already making his presence felt across all aspects of the business. We are all in deep shock."
The channel extended its condolences to his wife Nicky and his two daughters.
Devastated at the passing of my friend for 30 years. From students to radio and then TV. I can’t imagine working in media without you Ben. All the achievements would not have been possible without you my friend. You contributed so much to this country. We will miss you greatly. pic.twitter.com/gyks9J2soD— Patrick Conroy (@PatrickConroySA) August 27, 2019