The President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the sad passing of legendary radio personality Bob Mabena, who passed away on Monday, 10 August 2020, at the age of 51.
In a statement from the Presidency, Mabena was described as a renowned television and radio personality who started his career in 1989.
The President’s condolences are extended to the Mabena family as well as the colleagues and friends of the late broadcaster.
“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”.
For more than 30 years in the industry, Mabena hosted numerous television and radio shows across many prominent broadcast houses. He mentored and paved the way for many emerging broadcasters to achieve their success in a dynamic and competitive entertainment and broadcast industry.
According to a statement by his employees Power FM, the radio legendary succumbed to a heart condition.
“It is with deep grief and pain that we announce that POWER 98.7 Breakfast Host, Bob Mabena passed away this afternoon, Monday 10 August 2020, from cardiac arrest. The family is coming to terms with his passing and respectfully requests the public to afford them the appropriate space,” said Power FM in a statement.