Business Day editor Songezo Zibi will leave the publication at the end of February.
Zibi was appointed editor in 2014 and it is alleged that his resignation stems from issues with editorial interference.
Media expert Anton Harber says the news and alleged cause of Zibi's departure is disturbing.
I am very surprised because he has been there under a year and the Business Day is very important opinion-forming daily newspaper.— Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies
Zibi has become a leading editorial voice in the country so it's very disturbing to see him go and hear that it is a result of managerial interference.— Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies