The media industry is mourning the death of popular journalist and news editor, Yadhana Jadoo who died yesterday morning was on a training course for Young African Journalists in Cairo, Egypt.
The 34-year-old Jadoo was an award-winning reporter who has worked for publications like The Citizen and The Post Newspaper. Her most prestigious award was Journalist of the Year in 2017, Brijlall Ramguthee, who was her editor at the Post Newspaper, says she was committed to her work..
After moving to The Citizen in 2012 following stints at the South African Press Association and The Post, the 34-year-old Yadhana won numerous awards at the newspaper, including the Journalist of the Year in 2017, due to her accurate storytelling.
Her continued coverage of the e-tolls saga was brilliant, as were her profiles on SA icons Ahmed Kathrada, Sophie de Bruyn, Thuli Madonsela, Denis Goldberg and George Bizos, to mention a few.
She produced lead stories almost on a daily basis, regardless of the subject. When in doubt in the newsroom, the lead was always thrown to Yadhana – often on deadline … and she always delivered.
But as good a journalist as she was, it was her softer, caring side that made her so popular.
Sources: Newsbreak, Citizen