Journalist Jubasi dies in Durban

JOURNALISt and political activist Bruno Mawande Jubasi passed away on Saturday morning after a long, brave battle against meningitis. He was 41.

JOURNALISt and political activist Bruno Mawande Jubasi passed away on Saturday morning after a long, brave battle against meningitis. He was 41.

Jubasi passed away at Durban's Entabeni Hospital, where he had been for a number of weeks.

An excellent journalist who covered politics, Jubasi worked for The Star and Sunday World before becoming the KwaZulu-Natal bureau chief of Sunday Times.

He was also spokesperson for Nomvula Mokonyane while she was still MEC for safety and liaison. Jubasi was head-hunted by the KwaZulu-Natal government where he worked as the spokesperson for then safety, liaison and transport MEC Bheki Cele.

"I am devastated at the news," said friend and mentor Lere Mooko. "Though he was struggling we had hoped he would pull through."

His brother Vuyo said: "I am terribly sad. He was taken from us too soon. He had so much to offer, not only to our family but to our community as well. Though the family has not completed funeral arrangements, we hope to bury him on Saturday." - Khehla Mdlalose

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