It is extremely painful for all of us - Primedia Group CEO

Primedia management has paid tribute to legendary broadcaster Xolani Gwala, describing him as an incredible fighter.

Gwala, who was one of Talk Radio 702's most-loved presenters, passed away in the early hours of Friday morning.

He was diagnosed with colon cancer nearly two years ago.

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Primedia Group CEO Omar Essack says the diagnosis was unexpected.

The fact that he stayed as long as he did shows you that character, he was an incredible fighter and had good reason to fight.

Omar Essack, Group CEO - Primedia

Essack describes the long journey that management had undertaken with Gwala during his fight.

For such an inquisitive mind, such a talented broadcaster, incredible journalist, to be stuck in bed I can imagine when he was indisposed. This is a mind that needs to be fed all the time, so we would have engagements about that.

Omar Essack, Group CEO - Primedia

Through that journey there were so many moments where we thought he was going to make it... he was getting better.

Omar Essack, Group CEO - Primedia

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