Legendary broadcaster Bob Mabena has passed away. The SABC reported today that Bob Mabena died at the age of 51.
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Mabena started his Radio career in 1989 at Radio Bop. After spending three years at Radio Bop, he was recruited by the founding Station Manager of Radio Metro, Koos Radebe.
Mabena has worked for radio stations such as Highveld Stereo, Kaya FM, Metro FM, Heart FM, 947 and SABC.
Bob Mabena worked at MSG Afrika as station manager of POWER 98.7 and hosted the POWER Breakfast Show. The legendary broadcaster also served as the Group Head of Programming at MSG.
Radio station Kaya FM also took to Twitter to express their condolences. The official station’s Twitter account tweeted, “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Mabena. May his soul rest in peace and his legacy live on #RIPBobMabena (sic)”.
Bob Mabena’s Cause of Death
Bob Mabena died from cardiac arrest, Power FM 98.7’s management said in a statement.
“It is with deep grief and pain that we announce that Power 98.7 breakfast host Mr Bob Mabena passed away this afternoon from cardiac arrest. The family is coming to terms with his passing and respectfully requests the public to afford them the appropriate space.
Further details will be communicated in due course,” the statement read.
— Kgopolo Mphela (@PhilMphela) August 10, 2020
The EFF sends its heartfelt condolences on the passing of legendary radio personality Bra Bob Mabena.
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 10, 2020
This comes as such a shock. My deepest condolences to @mabena_bob’s family, especially his children. #RIPBobMabena . We have lost a legendary South African radio personality. 🕯 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/r8UoohdDeA
— First African Barbie Role Model🌺 (@Miss_LIRA) August 10, 2020
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