Nation mourns veteran journalist Bill Saidi PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 January 2017 18:10

The late veteran journalist and author Sylvester William Saidi, popularly known as Bill Saidi, who died yesterday in Zambia, has been described as a dedicated professional, a mentor, and one of the longest serving journalists in the continent.

Reacting to the sad news of Saidi's death, the media fraternity said it has been robbed of a true, professional and ethical journalist.

Veteran journalist, Geoff Nyarota described Saidi as a journalist who was a cut above the rest and a person who was dedicated to his work until the time of his death.

Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ) Secretary General, Foster Dongozi said the late Saidi was one of the leading founding black journalists soon after independence in the region.

Born in 1936, Sadi worked as an editor for various newspapers that included the Sunday News and the Daily News.

He also authored books that include: The Hanging, Day of The Baboons and The Return of The Innocent, among other books.

Saidi also worked in countries like Zambia and South Africa where he contributed to various publications.

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