04 Oct 2018 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 04 OCT (NAMPA) New Era Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela has described the late Desie Heita as the embodiment of a true professional who knew the trade of journalism well.
Heita manned the New Era business desk and was an associate editor at the Kundana weekly newspaper.
His body was found under a heavy gate at his residence in Klein Windhoek Thursday morning. It appeared as if the gate had fallen on him.
Ndjebela told Nampa Heita was disciplined and sincere in his work.
He would not leave the office until all the work was done, he said.
Freelance journalist Charles Tjatindi, who entered the media fraternity around the same time as Heita some 16 years ago, described him as a great scribe, someone who could write something that could appeal, and a great person when it comes to putting emotions on paper.
I remember his last article about the land conference which he analysed. He just had a different style and different way of doing things when it comes to writing and that is one of his attributes that I really like about him, he said.
Tjatindi respected him for the feature stories he wrote.
His contribution to journalism will be missed, he said.
Former Managing Editor at Omalaeti Group, Confidence Musariri described Heita as a gentleman.
Take him for all in all, he was a gentleman...We will never see the likes of him again. Rest brother, your keyboard froze unexpectedly and the newsroom is chagrined [sic], he said on social media.
Heita was 39. He is survived by his daughter.