The wife of veteran broadcaster, Xolani Gwala, former Miss South Africa Peggy-Sue Khumalo says cancer has robbed her of her soulmate.

MaKhumalo, as she is affectionately known by the family, penned a moving tribute for her husband which was read at his village at Impendle in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

In the dedication MaKhumalo pours out her grief.


She says they all fought with their last cent to ensure that Gwala is cancer-free. Gwala lost the battle last week and succumbed to colon cancer.

Mkhahewana Mabusela has delivered the dedication on behalf of MaKhumalo and her daughters.

โ€œHaving to pen this final letter to you my love, it’s the hardest thing I ever had to do. My love you gave me a beautiful feeling of being deeply understood and completely and utterly loved and I will carry that with me always.โ€

โ€œOur second year of love and bliss, cancer disrupted and rocked our world to its very core. But you reassured me that you were gearing up for a fight and Xolani my love, you waved the biggest fight of your life.โ€


โ€œI am grateful for every moment we had, my love. As we remember you, the love of my life, today – we will only lay you to rest, your spirit, soul and amazing ability to give all of you is still with us. My beloved Xolani, I wish you peace and comfort after a courageous battle with cancer. Your legacy as a talk radio and cancer awareness legend is forever cemented in the history of our country, the continent and the world at large.โ€

Gwalaโ€™s wife says his legendary stance as a talk show host and generous individual will forever be cemented in the history of South Africa.