Xolani Gwala to receive special provincial funeral

Xolani Gwala to receive special provincial funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa has honoured broadcast veteran Xolani Gwala with a special provincial official funeral.

Xolani Gwala

Gwala will be laid to rest in Impendle in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

Ramaphosa has instructed that flags fly at half-mast in the province to commemorate Gwala.

Gwala lost his two-year battle with colon cancer at the age of 44 last Friday.

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Ramaphosa declared a special provincial official funeral category 2 for the broadcaster.

“We have lost a youthful veteran in an important sector in our country. Xolani Gwala carried with him the values of our transition to democracy – the values of listening and being open to views that conflict with or offend your own, and a focus on solutions,” the Presidency said in a statement. 

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