On Friday, October 9, City Press lost one of its leaders as executive editor Dumisane Lubisi passed away from a heart attack.
The untimely death of Lubisi (44) was made known to the editorial staff on Saturday morning and his immense presence (or lack there of) was distinctly felt as the team raced to put the paper to bed.
During his time at City Press, Lubisi served as senior reporter, commissioning editor of opinion and analysis section Voices and also as the paper’s ombudsman.
Lubisi formerly worked at African Eye news agency, ThisDay and the Sunday Times before joining City Press in June 2007 as an investigative reporter.
He was a keen road runner and was often seen in the office in particularly garish and bright running shoes.
Dumi will be sorely missed by his City Press friends and colleagues.
The memorial service is held at The Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park, and will be live-streamed by News24.