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Tributes pour in for Xolani Gwala #RIPXolaniGwala

Xolani Gwala

News of veteran broadcaster Xolani Gwala‘s death on Friday morning has sent shock waves across the country. Since his death was confirmed by his family on Radio 702, an outpouring of tributes from politicians, well-known personalities and listeners have dominated social media.

Gwala had been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017, but was in remission in August last year. Sanef chairperson Mahlatse Mahlase said Gwala had a special pedigree and was a hard-hitting broadcaster, but respectful towards his guests. He always got the answers without being rude. He loved radio and was a great human being even off-air.

Xolani Gwala


He was the ultimate gentleman, friendly and cared about his colleagues. He had that infectious laugh that calmed everyone and anchored his success on team success,” Mahlase said.

Xolani Gwala

The last project they worked on together was the interview with President Cyril Ramaphosa, where Gwala asked the “difficult and necessary questions”, said Mahlase. We are inspired by his brave fight against cancer, he was courageous. He loved South Africa. We lost someone who loved our country, who loved our democracy, who loved us. Condolences to his family. We thank them for giving him to us. Rest in peace Xolani.”

In other news – Clint Brink recounts surviving a hectic car crash

Actor Clink Brink has reflected on a traumatic car accident which left him suffering from serious whiplash that resulted in him not being able to sleep properly for a month.

Clint Brink

After being involved in a car crash in August, Clint was sleep-deprived and left with a painful rib cage, neck and back. Read more

Source: Timeslive