Flags to fly at half-mast for 'youthful veteran' Xolani Gwala: Ramaphosa

Radio 702 Breakfast Show host Xolani Gwala.
Radio 702 Breakfast Show host Xolani Gwala.
Image: Xolani Gwala via Twitter

The SA flag will fly at half-mast from Friday night in KwaZulu-Natal in honour of broadcaster Xolani Gwala, who died last week.

The announcement was made by The Presidency on Friday evening. It was also announced that Gwala's funeral service, in Impendle in KZN on Saturday, had been declared a “special provincial funeral category 2".

Gwala died on November 1 after battling cancer. He was 44-years-old.

“We have lost a youthful veteran in an important sector in our country. As a professional who qualified in the mid-1990s, 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,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said.