Anastasi Mokgobu
1 minute read
7 Nov 2019
6:40 am

WATCH: A fitting send-off for legendary broadcaster Xolani Gwala

Anastasi Mokgobu

'He managed to ignite the fire in me, in my life. He could make people feel important and welcomed,' Radio 702 colleague Jonathan Fairbairn said.

Candles burn at the memorial service for radio personality Xolani Gwala at the Our Lady of Lourdes Rivonia Catholic Church in Rivonia, 6 November 2019. Gwala died at the age of 44 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Colleagues, friends and family of radio personality Xolani Gwala gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Rivonia Catholic Church in Sandton yesterday to pay their last respects to the legendary broadcaster. Radio 702 colleague Jonathan Fairbairn said Gwala was more than just a colleague to him. “From the first day I met him, I knew that I wanted to be friends with him, and he came into my life in a time where I was going through a very difficult time and he helped me overcome those difficulties,” Fairbairn said. “He managed to ignite the fire in me, in my life....