Veteran radio personality Xolani Gwala has died at the age of 44 after succumbing to a lengthy battle with cancer.
Xolani's wife, Peggy Sue Khumalo wrote a heartfelt letter to South Africans following the death of her husband:
"The children and I and the rest of the family are devastated to share with you that our dearest XG, father, friend, broadcasting icon and campaigner for cancer awareness tragically lost his brave battle against this veracious decease in the early hours of this morning (Friday).
"We have been moved and inspired by his hard and formidable fight he waged, which represented his greatness and willpower to conquer. Xolani won his battle against cancer not only for himself but for many others and was a fierce campaigner for cancer awareness and early detection.
"Since the public announcement in September 2017, myself Peggy Sue Khumalo and Xolani, together with our families have been deeply touched by the massive outpouring, of love and ongoing support of so many South Africans.
"Xolani was an inspiration and mentor to so many colleagues, friend and listeners over the years. We thank you for your heartfelt messages, these have meant so much to us. Siyabonga.