Veteran journalist and director of news at eNCA, Ben Said, has died.

He drowned while on holiday with his family in Mozambique on Monday afternoon.

He had just re-joined eNCA after returning from Turkish international news channel – TRT World.

eMedia investments extends sincerest condolences to his wife Nicky and his daughters Lily and Bella.

The company says Ben was one of South Africa’s best television journalists and had re-joined the senior management team at eNCA.