Journalist Phindile Xaba Death From Cancer
Phindile Xaba, a well-known media practitioner, died on Saturday at her family home in Diepkloof, Soweto, after a lengthy fight with cancer, according to her family.
According to family spokeswoman Mpho Mothapo, her family is grieved by her death but comforted by the outpouring of words of support from her friends and industry colleagues.
She was born and reared in the Soweto suburb of Diepkloof. Xaba was of South African descent with an African ethnic heritage.
After starting her career in print media at the age of 17, the Wits University graduate went on to work as a television production manager, playwright, publicist, producer/director, language advisor/trainer, and researcher, with some of her work airing on SABC and M-Net.
She has contributed to True Love, the St Petersburg Times of the United States, City Press, The Journalist, The New Age, and many more publications.
Phindile Xaba Illness Timeline -What Happened To Her?
Phindile Xaba died of cancer at her Diepkloof, Soweto, home. She joined the office of the deputy minister of public service and administration in the communications department late last year after a long and brilliant career at several newspapers.
Xaba was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, according to Mothapo.
Xaba was the editor of REAL, a forum for women's recovery, and the editor and creator of the Sowetan women's club.
Phindile Xaba you fought a good fight, sad that cancer won. It has been a pleasure working with u these past 6 years. I am grateful for nominating me for the Sunday World Heroic Women. It spoke volumes of your confidence in me. Rest easy now. My heart is broken 💔 #RIPPhindiXaba pic.twitter.com/uMXNCs9bzu
Phindile Xaba you fought a good fight, sad that cancer won. It has been a pleasure working with u these past 6 years. I am grateful for nominating me for the Sunday World Heroic Women. It spoke volumes of your confidence in me. Rest easy now. My heart is broken 💔 #RIPPhindiXaba pic.twitter.com/uMXNCs9bzu— MoneyThulz (@ThuliMagubane) May 8, 2022
She subsequently went on to work for the Mail and Guardian, where she was the editor of The Teacher and has written for publications such as The New Age, True Love, City Press, St. Petersburg Times (USA), The Journalist, and others, according to Mothapo.
As soon as feasible, funeral arrangements will be made. Her daughter Nhlakaniso, three siblings, and parents survive her.
She had kept a lot of information about her father, mother, brother, and sister's identities and histories hidden from her.