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.
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.
Today friends and @BrandPrimedia family have gathered to remember our precious colleague #XolaniGwala .— 702 (@Radio702) November 7, 2019
As @bonglez kicks off proceedings you can listen on https://t.co/W6eZvRzHfZ or watch at https://t.co/tqAo8KEgaP#WeRememberXG pic.twitter.com/dVfMuzonem
“Bra XG was not there for himself, he was a true patriot. True patriots ask the tough questions. They make sure the sun shines in the dark corners to reveal the truth”— 702 (@Radio702) November 7, 2019
— Omar Essack, Primedia Group CEO pic.twitter.com/pY26stlrJf
“XG was driven by his commitment to journalism. He cared about the quality & the relevance of the information he shared with his listeners. He was dedicated to his craft, his family and his country”— 702 (@Radio702) November 7, 2019
— Phathiswa Magopeni, SABC Group Executive News & Current Affairs #WeRememberXG pic.twitter.com/tMTxTXPXdo