South Africans mourn broadcaster Xolani Gwala

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South Africans are paying tribute to radio personality Xolani Gwala whose death was announced on Friday morning by his family after he succumbed to cancer.

He was a host of a popular radio show on Talk Radio 702.

Mr Gwala announced in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer.

He subsequently took a break and made an emotional return on air last year.

The government has also shared its message of condolence on twitter,

We send our condolences to the friends and family of the seasoned broadcaster Xolani Gwala whose work ethic and command earned him respect in the industry. We will surely miss him on the radio waves.

South Africans have taken to social media to celebrate his memory, with the hashtag #RIPXolaniGwala trending on Twitter.

 

Dominica Nwabufo