RIP: Editor and journalist, Shaun Johnson has passed away
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South Africa, Feb. 25 -- Sanef has announced the untimely passing of journalist and writer, Shaun Johnson. Johnson died yesterday at the age of 60.
Johnson was the founding chief executive of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, dedicated to building leadership excellence in Africa. He also served as chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was associated with Mandela for 23 years.
Johnson showed an outstanding commitment to journalism. He wrote the feasibility study for the New Nation newspaper in 1981 and was one of the early members of the Weekly Mail team (now the Mail & Guardian ). He was deputy editor and political editor of the Star newspaper during South Africa's transition to democracy and went on to edit several newspape...
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