- Peggy Sue Khumalo, who is the widow of veteran broadcaster, Xolani Gwala, shared a heartfelt letter as a statement to Radio 702 after her husband's death
- In the statement, Peggy poured her heart out about her husband's diagnosis, attempts to get treatment and the family's hope for a miracle
- Peggy Sue also thanked the numerous doctors and Mzansi who have been sharing thoughts, prayers and their condolences to the family on social media
Veteran broadcaster’s Xolani Gwala’s widow, former Miss SA Peggy-Sue Khumalo, is heartbroken over the death of her husband. She released a statement saying the family had hoped for a miracle that had never materialised.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Gwala died on Friday morning after a long battle with colon cancer. He was diagnosed in 2017 and was confirmed to be in remission in July last year.
“The children and I, and the rest of the family, are devastated to share with you that our dearest XG, father, friend, broadcasting icon and campaigner for cancer awareness, tragically lost his brave battle against this ferocious disease today,” said Khumalo.
The widow revealed that Gwala had undergone treatment in Israel, but the miracle they were hoping for was not fulfilled. She shared that she was still grateful for the precious moments she shared with her husband over the past few months.
“We were hopeful, but always knew the gravity of the situation. From February to June this year, Xolani took part in a world-first clinical trial in Israel. His medical team had been amazing and we have enormous admiration for the work they are doing in advancing cancer treatment.
“While the miracle did not materialise, these last few months have been precious, and we are eternally grateful that Xolani has been able to spend them with us as a family. This journey has made our family so much stronger and brought us ever closer together.”
She concluded her statement by bidding farewell to her beloved husband.
“Hamba kahle, Mphephethwa. We cannot express how much we will miss you. God bless.”
Here is a screenshot from the full statement below:
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported earlier that it had only been a few hours since news broke that popular radio broadcaster Xolani Gwala passed away.
Tributes have been pouring in from all over South Africa.
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