Condolences to Poolman family: EFN

05 Nov 2015 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 05 NOV (NAMPA) – The Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN) has expressed sympathy to the family of the late Jan Poolman, a veteran journalist, who died on Wednesday.
Poolman died in the Roman Catholic Hospital after a short sickness.
In a media statement issued on Thursday, EFN Chairperson, Joseph Ailonga said the forum would like to remember Poolman for his contributions to the Namibian journalism fraternity.
“The EFN would like to remember him for his sterling and mature contribution to the robustness of Namibian journalism during his illustrious career of close to three decades. He will surely be missed by the Namibian journalism fraternity, especially his contemporaries,” Ailonga lamented.
Poolman worked for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) before and shortly after independence. He also worked at the now defunct Sunday paper ‘Tempo’ and the still active Die Republikein as a reporter where he rose through the ranks to senior political reporter before he was appointed to run the Namibia Sun.
He also worked for New Era and The Namibian newspapers as a senior reporter and at the weekly Informanté as its deputy editor before his death.
The EFN also extended its condolences to the Informanté weekly newspaper.