Memorial service a display of how many lives Mphephethwa touched
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.
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.
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.
“As 702 ours is to continue to build on the legacy you have left us. To uphold the values you stood for. To give back in the way that you did. Ours is to build community like you did. To always pursue excellence”— 702 (@Radio702) November 7, 2019
— @Azania_ Mosaka, #WeRememberXG pic.twitter.com/rCJOrCVpgl
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:
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