Motion on the passing on of journalist Khaya Mpunzima

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House -

1) notes with sadness the passing on of journalist and a cameraman Khaya Mpunzima on Friday 8th November 2019;
2) acknowledges that Mpunzima (the father of four (4) and a grandfather) had a life of improving the lives of ordinary South through journalism;
3) recalls that his weapon was his camera which he used to unearth the hidden sufferings of the poor wherever they may be;
4) further recalls that he launched his career with the public broadcaster in 1981 as a junior camera person and since then produced work that was recognized through multiple awards;
5) understands that both his developmental and investigative journalism has helped keep those in power in check while informing many of South Africans of their rights and responsibilities;
6) remembers that in the 38 years of service to the public, Mpunzima worked in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Bhisho and through him and his steady mentoring, many decorated journalists and technical crews emerged; and
7) conveys condolences to his family, friends and the media fraternity.

(S Luzipho)