Tributes pour in for Xolani Gwala: 'Heaven has gained an angel'

Tributes pour in for Xolani Gwala: 'Heaven has gained an angel'

- The tragic news of the death of popular radio personality, Xolani Gwala, has sent waves of sorrow rolling across Mzansi

- Xolani had been in remission from colon cancer that he had been fighting since 2017

- Tributes to the late broadcaster have been pouring in since the news broke

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The news of the death of popular and veteran broadcaster, Xolani Gwala, has taken South Africa by surprise and left many heartbroken.

His family confirmed the sad news on Friday morning, as reported on by Briefly.co.za. Xolani had been fighting colon cancer since 2017 and was in remission.

Many tributes have been coming in for the late radio personality, he was admired and respected by his peers and fans.

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Mahlatse Mahlase, Sanef chairperson said:

"He always got the answers without being rude. He loved radio and was a great human being even off-air. 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 added that Xolani's fight against cancer was inspiring.

"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."

The hashtag #RIPXolaniGwala has been trending as South Africans are expressing their sorrow:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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