Veteran broadcaster Bob Mabena passes away
JOHANNESBURG - Veteran broadcaster Bob Mabena has passed away at the age of 51.
Mabena is known for having hosted some of South Africa’s biggest radio shows in his career, spanning over 30 years.
Mabena was the station manager and breakfast show anchor at Power FM. He died from cardiac arrest on Monday.
Power FM chairman Given Mkhari described his passing as a huge loss.
“He was admitted to hospital on Saturday and was discharged this morning (Monday). On his way home, he experienced more pain and they went back to the hospital. When I arrived at hospital, he was in ICU. Mrs Mabena was called into the room when they pronounced him dead.”
Tributes and condolence messages have been pouring in since the news broke.
Hard to believe. You did radio with passion and joy. Pure radio talent. A Star. You set the bar, showed how it’s done. You defined & shaped it for years to come. You loved it & it loved you back like crazy. A radio legend has fallen.— Azania (@Azania_) August 10, 2020
Moya wa hao o robale ka khotso #RIPBobMabena
Just heard the tragic news about the passing of Bob Mabena. I will remember his brilliant work. And I will also remember with gratitude the calm and important role he played as a spokesperson, a calm voice in dangerous times, during our first democratic election. #RIPBobMabena— John Perlman (@JohnPerlman) August 10, 2020
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