The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is saddened at the passing of radio presenter Xolani Gwala on 1 November 2019 at the age of 44.
Xolani succumbed to colon cancer after making his diagnosis public in September 2017.
‘Xolani Gwala was a passionate journalist who executed his duties without fear or favour. His insightful take on topical issues earned him the respect of listeners across the country. He had a brilliant mind that kept him on the cutting edge of the media. Xolani made sure that those who occupy positions of power are held accountable and he had a knack of getting his on-air guests to volunteer crucial information by treating them with respect even as he asked them difficult questions. We will miss his voice and his insight’, says LSSA President, Mvuzo Notyesi.
Xolani Gwala was also one of the few journalists who engaged with the LSSA and was vocal on the legal profession’s briefing patterns.
We express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.