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Memorial service a display of how many lives Mphephethwa touched

7 November 2019 4:50 PM
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Friends and media colleagues paid tribute to veteran broadcaster Xolani Gwala at memorial service arranged by his Primedia family.

The memorial service for the late Xolani Gwala on Thursday was a moving display of his impact on the country.

His special send-off was attended by everyone, from dignitaries to 702 listeners that had never met the man behind the voice.

Friends and media colleagues paid tribute to the veteran broadcaster at memorial service arranged by his Primedia family.

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

Some of the political figures in attendance include EFF leader Julius Malema, Deputy State Security Minister Zizi Kodwa and Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, reports EWN's Bonga Dlulane.

PICTURES: Friends and industry heavyweights attend special send-off for XG

His close friend sports broadcaster Robert Marawa paid a touching personal tribute to XG.

Presenter Azania Mosaka spoke on behalf of his 702 family as station colleagues stood behind her.

She shared their tribute to Mphephethwa and handed over his headphones to his widow Peggy-Sue Khumalo.

It was an emotionally charges memorial, as expected, for not only us [Primedians] but everyone who came there.

Bonga Dlulane - EWN reporter

He touched so many lives.

Bonga Dlulane - EWN reporter

The way that 702 paid tribute was one of the most touching moments for me. The way we congregated on that stage and the way Azania brought the message of 702, you could feel the atmosphere of where everyone was at.

Bonga Dlulane - EWN reporter

Listen to the reflections from EWN's Bonga Dlulane:


7 November 2019 4:50 PM
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Memorial service
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Azania Mosaka
Xolani Gwala
Xolani Gwala 702

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