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Johannesburg - A tribute service is set to be held for one of the so-called SABC 8 journalists Suna Venter later on this week, it was announced on Monday. 

Venter passed away on June 29, 2017 after being diagnosed with a cardiac condition known as stress cardiomyopathy, or "Broken Heart Syndrome". 

The condition is believed to cause "rapid and severe heart muscle weakness". Venter was 32.

The service will take place on July 6 at the M1 Studio at the SABC in Auckland Park, according to a statement released by the SABC8 and the SOS Coalition. 

The service is expected to begin at 4:30pm. 

At the time of her death, Venter was working as a senior producer on the RSG Current Affairs show.  

She made headlines last year when, alongside seven other colleagues, she fought against editorial interference in the newsrooms. 

They would later become known as the SABC8, and their influence would change the South African media landscape. 

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