Johannesburg - Barney Mthombothi the editor of the Financial
Mail, a weekly business magazine, has resigned after eight years at the helm of the
publication, Business Day reported on Wednesday.
Mthombothi, a seasoned journalist and highly regarded in the
industry was the editor of the Sunday Tribune before joining Financial Mail 8
years ago. He also worked as the editor-in-chief of SABC Radio News, as well as
assistant editor of The Star and editor of the Sowetan.
“I just want to thank you for co-operation. I am very sad
but it’s time to go; I have been here for too long,” Mthombothi told staff on
“We greatly regret losing a colleague of this calibre. We
wish Barney only the very best and we will jealously guard the integrity with
which he edited the Financial Mail,” BDFM publisher Peter Bruce was quoted as
During his career Mthombothi received a Reuters Fellowship
at Oxford in 1986 and the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in the US in
He also worked for the BBC News Service in London, the
Business Day reported.
Mthombothi said his last day would be Friday.
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