'He fought a formidable fight' - Friends remember 'giant' Xolani Gwala

Colleagues remember man who left a mark on SA broadcasting

03 November 2019 - 00:03 By GRAEME HOSKEN and LEONIE WAGNER

On the eve of his return to South African airwaves in September 2018, broadcasting icon Xolani "XG" Gwala placed a call through to his new producer.

The radio host was scared. Having been off air for a year because of colon cancer, he asked 702 producer, 25-year-old Ayanda Mgede, whether she thought his lunchtime show was going to be OK...

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