Xolani Gwala leaves SAfm for 702

2013-06-12 12:29

Johannesburg - Talk show host Xolani Gwala will take over Talk Radio 702's afternoon drive show from next month, the station announced on Wednesday.

Current host David O'Sullivan would move to the early breakfast show from 04:00 to 06:00 on 702 and 567 CapeTalk, while Ray White, who was hosting the show, returned to Eyewitness News, the station said in a statement.

Talk Radio 702 station manager Pheladi Gwangwa said she was "thrilled Xolani is coming home".

Discussions with him had started as far back as a year ago.

Gwala is currently the host of the morning show on SAfm.

The move came as O'Sullivan asked for more flexibility to deal with a personal issue regarding his son, who is autistic.

O'Sullivan said: "My son requires more attention as he gets older, and this move allows me to dedicate more time to him and his needs, while still allowing me to pursue my passion of being on the radio."

Gwangwa said the changes were part of the radio station's long-term strategy to remain relevant to its audience.


  • Cassandra - 2013-06-12 13:05

    Mr Gwala's appointment is interesting. has anybody followed his 'career' on SABC FM? I hope he's improved and that being well-dressed and socially presentable isn't the only reason 702 have taken him on. They certainly need some fresh blood, that's for sure, instead of recirculating and regurgitating the same old vomit all the time. Mr Gwala once claimed he was a Christian on air until he was tackled about it. Now that wouldn't do for 702, would it, being a Christian, I mean? Not at all!

  • Mable Jacobs - 2013-06-12 13:17

    I think he's very rude and full of crap

  • Penny Bond - 2013-06-12 13:42

    I think Mr X is Wonderful! In fact the only non 702 programme I listen to is his morning SAFM show. He's articulate, well informed and interesting. But I like David O'Sullivan as much - so it'll just be a swop of presenters. Well almost. Interesting to see who takes over the 6:00 slot on SAFM?

  • Molifi Kalane - 2013-06-21 12:27

    Xolani was a breath of fresh air when he took over from ntate Molebatsi; he revolutionalized SAFM morning listening - at least for me. I have never listened to Rado 702, maybe I will start because of him

      Mayenzeke Hlekwa - 2013-06-27 19:06

      how to get this station please help me.

  • Phill Sarefa - 2013-07-05 08:30

    He is a good presenter except that he loves the ANC with a passion. I hope he does not show it as obviously as he did on SA FM.

  • Nkanyezi Kubheka - 2014-12-16 08:05

    Radio 702 you are like to bring xolani back he knows his story I started listen him at radio ukhozi ,Gagasi was p4 on that time before he moved to sabc tv joburg each an every show he hosted people they are following I was crying when we heard that he was leaving safm because we can not able to hear him there is no 702 frequency in Kzn

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