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SA Writer, Journalist and Political Commentator, Allister Sparks dies

Allister Sparks. Career influenced by 1960s trial of Rand Daily Mail editor - Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

The Veteran Journalist Allister Haddon Sparks, known as Allister Sparks has passed on – He is said to have died at the Morningside Mediclinic in Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

When asked, his son, Michael Sparks explained that his father’s heart stopped bumping blood on Monday Morning (19 September 2016) – Allister published his memoirs called “The Sword and the Pen” on his 83rd birthday in March of 2016.

He was the Editor of Rand Daily Mail, of which the company no longer exist. in 1990 Allister founded the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg – he served on the SABC Board. Allister was also the public broadcaster’s Television News editor-in-chief.

May your Soul Rests….



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