- Sports broadcaster, Robert Marawa, was close to late radio personality Xolani Gwala and reflected on the man that was
- Robert spoke about his last visit to his friend and how glad he was to see him free from pain
- He also remembers how passionate Xolani was and the long discussions they had
Xolani passed away recently after a battle with colon cancer, and Robert reflected on how passionate he was and the last time he saw him.
Robert, who has experienced his own medical troubles, was glad to see his friend free of pain after the suffering he had endured.
The sports presenter also remembered what they spoke about last, TimesLIVE reported.
"The last time we met, we spoke about the passion in terms of what you do - and you don't find a more passionate individual than he was.
"Every story had to be done and told the way that it was supposed to be done and told. South Africans and Africa should not believe that Xolani did not suffer. Xolani suffered a hell of a lot.
"The past two days before his passing, I think we all walked out of that hospital, we looked at each other ... You know when you're helpless and you can feel that you obviously want to say something, but it was at a stage where he could not speak.
"There was something that was within him that he wanted to say, but he couldn't express it.
"In the wee hours of the morning, when I got the call on Friday, all I can say is that I arrived at the hospital just before 2am. I saw a person who was free of pain."
Xolani will be laid to rest in his home-town, Impendle in KwaZulu-Natal on 9 November.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that there will be two memorials, one hosted by the family and one by Radio 702. The memorials will take place on 4 and 6 November.
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