Nearly two years ago, broadcasting veteran Xolani Gwala informed the public that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
In August 2018 - a year into his diagnosis - Gwala made a brief comeback on the airwaves, standing in for Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive.
Gwala died in the early hours of Friday morning.
He used the opportunity to thank his listeners and family for their support and expressed how grateful he was.
I have got so much to be grateful for.— Xolani Gwala
All of you who sent books, emails, all sorts of things, just to keep me going, the past year has been difficult for my family and everyone connected with me but I am grateful that I am back and able to do what I love.— Xolani Gwala
Life is like that, nothing is guaranteed, back here today, nobody knows what is going to happen tomorrow.— Xolani Gwala
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