JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Tuesday extended their condolences to family and colleagues across the media industry of veteran journalist, writer and researcher Harry Mashabela.
Mashabela died on Friday after a long battle with cancer.
Sanef said Mashabela will be remembered as one of the journalists who was a thorn in the flesh of the then apartheid government.
He was a reporter for the Rand Daily Mail and was arrested together with many seasoned journalists in the country, under Section 6 of the Terrorism Act on Thursday, 29 July 1976 up to 1977.
Prior to that, in March 1963, he was sent by Drum Magazine to Europe to do a story titled: Exodus of African Students from European universities because of the racism in Europe in general. He spent three months researching the story in London, Frankfurt, West Berlin, Vienna and Paris.