President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered that flags be flown at half-mast in KwaZulu-Natal for the official provincial funeral of veteran broadcaster Xolani Gwala.


The service will be held in Gwala’s hometown of Impendle on Saturday morning. Gwala died last week after succumbing to colon cancer.

He had been battling with the disease for two years. The Category 2 funeral will entail ceremonial elements that will be provided by the South African Police Service.

All national flags in the province must be flown at half-mast.

President Ramaphosa described Gwala as someone who carried the values of the transition to democracy through his work as a balanced journalist.

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