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Ben Said Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Cause of Death, eNCA, Salary, Net Worth and Instagram

Ben Said Biography – Ben Said Wiki

Ben Said was a South African journalist and eNCA’s Director of News.

Ben Said Age

He was born on 1 April 1974. He died on 26 August 2019. He was 45 years old.

Ben Said Wife

He was married to his wife Nicky.

Ben Said Children

Ben and his wife Nicky have two daughters Lily and Bella.

Ben Said Death – Ben Said Drowning

Ben Said died on Monday, 27 August 2019 while on holiday in Mozambique with his wife and two young daughters.

eNCA confirmed his death in a statement: “It is with devastation, shock, and deep sorrow that eNCA announces that the channel’s Director of News Ben Said drowned while on holiday with his family in Mozambique on Monday afternoon.

“Ben had recently returned to South Africa from TRT World in Turkey and had re-joined the senior management team at eNCA. eMedia investments extends its sincerest condolences to his wife Nicky and his daughters Lily and Bella.”

eNCA’s Editor Jeremy Maggs paid tribute to Said in a statement: “Ben was one of the country’s best television journalists and his loss to the station is immense. Having just re-joined the station he was already making his presence felt across all aspects of the business. We are all in deep shock.”

The South African Government wrote on Twitter, “Government extends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr Ben Said. The death of a journalist of Said’s calibre makes the media profession poorer.”

The ANC said in a statement: “Ben Said was a highly respected journalist who conducted his craft with utmost professionalism and integrity. South Africans who value quality journalism were looking forward to the likes of Ben Said to help groom and empower young journalists who aspire to become the best in this field.”

Former Western Cape premier Helen Zille tweeted: “This is truly devastating news. Ben once worked with me at UCT. What a fine human being. Tragic.”

Patrick Conroy tweeted: “Devastated at the passing of my friend for 30 years. From students to radio and then TV. I can’t imagine working in media without you Ben. All the achievements would not have been possible without you my friend. You contributed so much to this country. We will miss you greatly.”

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