July 22, 2024

South Africa radio legend Bob Mabena is dead at 51

Bob Mabena. (Photo: Gallo Images)
Bob Mabena. (Photo: Gallo Images)

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the passing of legendary radio personality Bob Mabena, who passed away this afternoon, August 10, 2020, at the age of 51.

Bob Mabena was a renowned television and radio personality who started his career in 1989. He went on to host numerous television and radio shows across many prominent broadcast houses. He mentored and paved the way for many emerging broadcasters to achieve their own success in a dynamic and competitive entertainment and broadcast industry. 

The President’s condolences are extended to the Mabena family as well as the colleagues and friends of the late broadcaster.

President Ramaphosa said: “This is a sad loss not only to Bob’s family and friends, but to the broadcast fraternity and the country. His exceptional talent and voice of reason and insight reached millions of South Africans in their homes, workplaces and vehicles.

“It is very sad that such an iconic and household voice has gone silent. May his soul rest in peace”.  

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