Sunday Times Associate Editor Talks to Seminarians
By Mthokozisi Mthombeni – Catholic seminarians hosted prominent political journalist Ranjeni Munusamy as a guest lecturer. Ms Munusamy, currently associate editor of The Sunday Times and previously of The Daily Maverick, comes from Dundee diocese and is at present a parishioner in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
She is a regular guest at St Francis Xavier Orientation Seminary in Cape Town, but this time she came as a guest lecturer.
The seminarians had a chance to ask questions about her life and politics, and after a word of thanks by one of the students and lunch, there was a photo-shoot which included numerous “selfies”.
The Budget Discussed
The presentation centred on the current political state of South Africa, the economic situation, and the outcomes of the recent medium-term budget policy statement.
Ms Munusamy also shared her experience as a political journalist and the challenges involved.
She said that as a political journalist, the past few years have been extremely “rocky”, adding that, political journalism is challenging, not only in our country but also worldwide.
As a Catholic journalist, she says, she always strives to believe that good will triumph over evil.