Veteran Lesotho journalist Lawrence Keketso dies

Well-known Lesotho journalist Lawrence Keketso has died at the age of 54.

Keketso died on Christmas Day at a hospital in Lesotho, following a short illness.

His journalism journey began in the early 1990s, when he was a fiction columnist at the now defunct magazine Sethala.

The Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN) paid tribute to Keketso, highlighting his contribution to a book exploring the Windhoek Declaration and the Windhoek +30 Declaration, in which he examined the media landscape in Lesotho 30 years after the 1991 Windhoek Declaration on media freedom, independence and pluralism in Africa and the wider world.

EFN chairman Frank Steffen said both the EFN and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology were instrumental in publishing this book.

“The EFN hereby extends its sincere condolences to the family of the late Keketso, his friends and the entire journalism fraternity in southern Africa,” Steffen stated.

Keketso is survived by his mother, sister, a son, daughter, niece and two grandchildren.

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