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Government Communications sends condolences to friends and family of Octavia Hlungwani

16 January 2024

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) conveys a message of condolence to the friends and family of Ms. Octavia Hlungwani. Ms. Hlungwani passed away on Wednesday, 10 January 2023 after a short illness.

The GCIS enjoyed a close working relationship with Octavia both in her capacity as the Association of Independent Publishers Board Member and as a community media journalist.  She was progressive in her thinking as a journalist and always appreciated the collaborative relationship between the media and government.

Her passion for the print media sector was immediately noticeable in all her interactions with the GCIS officials. 

At the time of her passing she was also the Publisher for Phofula Golden Highway Voice. She leaves an indelible mark in the community media sector and may her soul rest in peace. 

Terry Vandayar
Cell: 082 444 9092

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