The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News division has bid farewell to one of its stalwart journalists.

After 39 years of service, Lehana Tsotetsi is retiring.

Tsotetsi started his career in radio in 1980, he then moved to television news when SABC launched TV 2 and TV 3. That’s when he was deployed as a Parliamentary correspondent.

From Parliament to the international stage, Tsotetsi became the public broadcaster’s foreign correspondent in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1994.

He returned to his Parliamentary post a year later, also shifting focus to reporting in war torn countries on the continent.

Risking life and limb, he survived a plane crash in Angola.

From general to political stories, Tsotetsi work has shone over the years.

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