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SANEF Mourns the Passing of Former SABC TV Current Affairs Editor Sefako Nyaka

07 May 2019

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is deeply saddened by the passing away of former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) TV Current Affairs Editor, Sefako Nyaka.

Nyaka passed away this weekend in what is believed to have been a cardiac arrest.

Nyaka was a veteran journalist and worked for a number of years at the SABC and other media houses. He joined the public service in 1994 and served as a government communicator.

We send our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues in the media especially at the SABC where he was an integral part of their editorial team.

SABC News colleagues who worked closely with Sefako remember him as a true gentleman and leader. He went out of his way to pair promising young and talented journalists with seasoned mentors. He apparently always left a “paper money tip” for the SABC canteen staff, subtly influencing others to do the same.

May his soul rest in peace.


For more information contact:

Mahlatse Mahlase – SANEF Chair, 083 399 2852

Kate Skinner – SANEF Executive Director, 082 926 6404