City Press mourns death of senior political journalist


City Press and the Modjadji family regret to announce the untimely death of senior political journalist Ngwako Modjadji who died on Sunday morning.

He was killed by a speeding motorist in a hit-and-run incident in Soweto. The death was confirmed by his brother States Modjadji who had spent Saturday night with Ngwako.

Ngwako (40) had a national diploma in journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology. He had worked at the Sowetan and Citizen newspapers, as well as Drum magazine before joining City Press in 2018.

City Press editor Mondli Makhanya said the death of Ngwako was a sad loss for journalism.

“He was a sharp journalist who spared nothing in getting a good story. He personified the term ‘intrepid journalist’.  Just over the weekend he joined former ANC president Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule on a door-to-door campaign in KwaZulu-Natal and managed to interview the former president.

“Above all he was just a magnificent human being. A truly wonderful soul,” said Makhanya.

Ngwako is remembered by his colleagues as a humble human being who always wore a smile, laughed generously and was rarely ever seen upset.

His family said the funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.


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