Legendary broadcaster Bob Mabena passes away

BROADCASTING legend Bob Mabena has died after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier on Monday. He was 51.

Mabena started his career as a radio presenter at Radio Bop in 1989.

Over his long career, Mabena worked at various top radio stations including Metro MF, Highveld Stereo and Kaya FM.

The news of his passing was confirmed in a statement by POWER 98.7 executive management on Monday.

“It is with deep grief and pain that we announce that POWER 98.7 Breakfast Host, Mr Bob Mabena passed away this afternoon, Monday 10 August 2020, from cardiac arrest,” the radio station said in a statement.

“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,” reads the release.”

He was the co-host of POWER Breakfast alongside Faith Mangope who recently joined the station.

Mabena previously co-hosted the show with Thabo Mdluli at POWER 98.7.



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