[IN PICS] Friends and industry heavyweights attend special send-off for XG

Friends, family and industry heavyweights paid their respects to veteran broadcaster Xolani Gwala.

Mourners gathered at the Family Church in Randburg on Thursday morning at a special send-off arranged by his Primedia family.

WATCH: Friends and colleagues bid farewell to Xolani 'Mphephethwa' Gwala

It's part of several memorial services that have been held in Gwala's honour before he's laid to rest in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

There have been many speakers at XG's memorial service – including programme director 702 Breakfast host Bongani Bingwa, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, fellow broadcasters Robert Marawa and Azania Mosaka, Primedia Group CEO Omar Essack, SABC's head of news Phathiswa Magopeni and more.


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