Lungile Tom, who worked for eNCA at the company’s Cape Town office as one of its camera operators, died of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning.
In a statement shared by the news company, they said 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.
The statement further read that 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.