ALF Kumalo, the veteran journalist and acclaimed photographer who chronicled the story of South Africa, has died. His cousin, Dumisani Kumalo, a former ambassador to the UN, said the 82-year-old Kumalo had not been well for a while. He died yesterday.
“We lost a hero. We lost a great man and a brother and a pillar in our family,” Dumisani said.
Press ombudsman Joe Thloloe described Kumalo as “a personal friend”.
“He was a great photographer. It is going to be a huge loss to the world because of what he was doing at his museum [Alf Kumalo Photographic Museum in Soweto] and his training,” Thloloe said.
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