The deaths of two editors sadden colleagues and send a message. Two of my colleagues at the Zambia Daily Mail died on Christmas day, casting, as the newspaper's story the next day said, a dark cloud over us.
Both died after illnesses, that were not described in the story.
Mr. Pelekelo Liswaniso the newspaper's production editor was 50 years old. Ms. Diana Zulu, sports editor was 39.
Both had been amongst us long enough and recently enough for their loss to be jarring as well as very, very sad.