Media release

Government saddened by Athule Mazula's passing

10 May 2023

The government extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Athule Mazula, a young, bright and optimistic journalist.

Mazula was a community media worker at Cape Town TV and worked closely with the Cape Town Daily News at the time of her death. Community media is essential in providing community oriented content that is diverse and serves communities in rural areas and small towns. 

Acting Director-General of the Government Communication and Information System, Michael Currin, said, "Athule Mazula’s untimely passing is a great loss to the journalism fraternity because she was still young and had a great potential to contribute to the industry even more".

Government conveys its profound condolences to Athule’s family, friends and colleagues.

Mr. Michael Currin – Acting Government Spokesperson
Cell:  082 462 7896

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