Monare joins M&G as deputy editor

Former Sunday Independent editor Moshoeshoe Monare will join the Mail & Guardian as deputy editor in March, the newspaper’s editor Angela Quintal said on Wednesday (19/02/2014).

“It will be like the old days, when I headed the group political bureau for Independent and he was my deputy and then successor,” Quintal said.

“Moshoeshoe is a perfect fit for the Mail & Guardian, independent and principled and grounded in the values of our Constitution and democracy.”

Independent Newspapers announced last week that Monare had resigned.

The company’s CEO Tony Howard said Monare had tendered his resignation on Tuesday and would be leaving at the end of February.

He said it was regrettable that Monare was leaving at a critical time when the group was embarking on a new growth strategy.

“Monare would have played a large part in the growth strategy for The Sunday Independent as well as other initiatives and strategies,” he said at the time.

Howard said the company was disappointed, but wished him well.

Monare replaced Makhudu Sefara as editor of the newspaper two years ago. – Sapa

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