The News of her untimely death was first reported by her employer, eNCA, where Brown anchored the weekly show ‘The Fix’.
Brown’s family has released a statement saying she will be laid to rest in a private burial ceremony. “We are enormously proud of the fierce determination she had shown, since her early years, to get involved in bringing about a more just, inclusive, and anti-racist South Africa,” the statement read.
“This determination also shaped her fearless approach to journalism. She was driven by a conviction that journalism must be in service of justice.”
Brown, who was also a political commentator held many senior positions in the South African media industry, including executive editor for the Independent Group and political editor at Business Day.
She hosted a number of broadcasting shows, most recently ‘The fix’ on eNCA, which aired on Sundays. She was a former 702 talk show host and hosted a show on CNBC Africa.