The ANC has joined South Africans in mourning the death of former high commissioner to Uganda, Jon Qwelane. He was appointed in 2010.

The veteran journalist was the founding member of the Writers’ Association of South Africa. He worked at a number of media houses, as a reporter, editor and radio talk show host.

Jon Qwelane passes on:

Qwelane was known for being outspoken against the apartheid government.

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe says Qwelane served the country with distinction and unwavering commitment.

“Qwelane was a fearless and prolific journalist and talk show host who pushed the envelope and influenced public discourse.”

Mabe says the ANC sends its condolences to the Qwelane family, friends and the diplomatic community.

Tributes have been pouring in for the late journalist.