Monday, March 11, 2013

Hailed journalist Mandy Rossouw dies


Hailed journalist Mandy Rossouw dies
12 Mar 2013 07:19 - Staff Reporter

Former Mail & Guardian journalist Mandy Rossouw has died at the age of 33 in her flat in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
Mandy Rossouw (Twitter)
According to Beeld, Rossouw was admitted to hospital at the weekend with chest pains but was discharged a few hours later.

A friend found her body at her flat when she failed to arrive for a dinner date. The cause of her death was unknown.

M&G editor-in-chief Nic Dawes said: "Mandy was an extraordinary presence in our newsroom and in our pages; vivid, acute, and determined to break the story. Our thoughts are with her family, her Media24 colleagues and her many friends across the worlds of journalism, politics and diplomacy."

Rossouw was the international correspondent for the Media24 group.

She also worked as a politics journalist for Beeld and was a politics reporter for the Mail & Guardian.

Last year, she released the book Kings and Kingmakers before the ANC's national elective conference in Mangaung in the Free State.

"Her death is a huge loss for us," said Tim du Plessis, head of Afrikaans newspapers at Media24.

Tweets flooded in on Tuesday morning from friends, colleagues and the public, expressing their shock at Rossouw's death. – Additional reporting by Sapa


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1 comment:

  1. SJOE dis nou regtig 'n GROOT skok : 33 is nog piepjonk!! Sondagaande klokslag 8 uur sit ek voor RSG en luister na die week se nuus waar Mandy 'n gróót rol gespeel het - sal haar stem regtig mis. Medelye aan familie en vriende.