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By Faizel Patel

Senior Digital Journalist

‘Jeremy Gordin will be remembered for the lives he touched’ – GCIS

Gordin was the Director of the Justice Project at Wits University and also became a regular columnist for Politicsweb.

The Government Communication Information System (GCIS) said renowned South African journalist and writer Jeremy Gordin will be remembered for the numerous lives he touched with his work.

Gordin was found lying on the floor of his home in Parkview on Friday night, after what is believed to be a robbery.

GCIS conveyed its condolences to the family and friends of Gordin.


Acting GCIS Director-General Michael Currin said Gordin will be missed.

“Government conveys its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Gordin. He will also be remembered for his generosity, humour, knowledge of literature and history, and the numerous lives he touched, in addition to his outstanding contribution to journalism in South Africa.

“The government is confident that the law enforcement authorities will expedite the investigation to ensure that the perpetrators responsible for the death of our late, esteemed journalist face the full might of the law,” Currin sad.


Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo said preliminary investigations showed that his car and the television were missing.

“No arrests have been made and police have launched a manhunt for the suspect.”

Masondo has urged South Africans to work with the police and provide information that can assist in the apprehension of the suspects.

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Gordin was the Director of the Justice Project at Wits University. He also became a regular columnist for Politicsweb.

Born in Pretoria 1952, Gordin studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and UNISA. He went on to become a three time recipient of the Mondi Shanduka South African Journalist of the Year, in 2003, 2004 and 2007.

He was a former associate editor of the Sunday Independent as well as a former editor of the Daily Sun and was an author who co-authored two investigative journalism books, The Infernal Tower and A Long Night’s Damage.

He was well known for writing a best-selling biography of former President Jacob Zuma, among other works of non-fiction and poetry.

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