Lategan remembered as an icon

30 March 2019 | Art and Entertainment


Family, friends and the media fraternity are mourning the death of radio presenter Fanie Lategan.
Lategan died on Friday, 29 March, the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) reported. Lategan was popular for producing and co-presenting the vibrant Morning Cup of Java breakfast show on NBC for 18 years.
In an interview with Namibian Sun, NBC national radio’s Raymond Thikukutu described Lategan as a people’s person who always had something nice to say. “I have known Lategan for quite sometime now and even though we never worked together on the same show I have learned so much from him and his work ethic,” said Thikukutu.
Former radio presenter now public relations practitioner, Ilke Platt said Nambia has lost a pioneer when it comes to radio anchors. “He was someone who did his every show as if it was his last. I am shattered and my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones,” said Platt.
Franklin Newman who hosts the Freestyle Fridays on national radio said Lategan was an expert at what he did and that Namibian radio has lost a good mentor. “When I got to national radio he had already retired but I did have encounters with him and as far as mentorship goes he was always that person that me and a lot of people looked up to. We have definitely lost a legend,” said Newman.
Former entertainment journalist Rukee Kaakunga said: “Fanie Lategan’s passing really saddens me. Radio really lost an icon.”
MICHAEL KAYUNDE