eNCA's Lungile Tom passed away in hospital on Wednesday, May 13.
Johannesburg, Wednesday, 13 May - eMedia Investments is saddened by the loss of one of its camera operators, who worked at eNCA at the company’s Cape Town office.
Lungile Tom was admitted to hospital on Sunday night, May 10, with COVID-19 related symptoms.
He was tested and admitted to intensive care. Lungile’s test results confirmed that he had COVID-19, and he passed away in hospital this morning, Wednesday, May 13.
eMedia Chief Operating Officer Antonio Lee said Lungile joined eNCA in December 2013 as an ENG Camera Operator. Before this, he worked at CNBC Africa.
“Lungile was known for his larger than life personality and his dedication to his craft. His buoyant laughter will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his wife, Nandipha, and his children.” Lee said.
In adherence to government regulations, we have disinfected and closed the affected floor.
The company has instituted a tracing and tracking process.
Employees who have had contact with Lungile have been advised to stay at home. They will be tested and go into self-isolation.
eMedia is making plans to honour Lungile’s memory.